the finish of his plates have a very "Dufour" character..you will see the familiar "horns" at the tips of the paltes.
I would say that having seen macro pics of the plates recently, he is an artisan of a high order, extremely promising to us as collectors. However, he would break no new ground, and that is nothing negative..he streghtens the artisan craft of watchmaking, like Dufour has.
The apparently derivative nature and direction is an artisan perspective of watchmaking.
Unlike Daniels, Breguet, Janvier of old..and Vianney, Volker of late. Who have focused both on moving away from derivation, but in so doing have often created both rejection and admiration, sometimes worse, sometimes good.
Artisan perspective os probably the "safe" way to go.
No new horizons will be seen though.
I admire these works of Roman, and will have to meet him.