Our Story: The Journey of SOVRYGN

From the bustling streets of Nigeria to the serene landscapes of Ottawa, the story of SOVRYGN is one of passion, perseverance, and an unyielding fascination with the art of watchmaking. Founded by Nigerian-Canadian designer-entrepreneur Rotimi, SOVRYGN is a testament to the power of dreams and the relentless pursuit of excellence.

The Spark of Passion

From a young age, Rotimi was captivated by the intricate dance of gears and hands within a watch. This fascination was nurtured by his parents, who often gifted him watches, ranging from Casio calculator watches to more sophisticated timepieces. Growing up in a family with a lineage of goldsmiths, Rotimi's appreciation for craftsmanship and design was deeply ingrained.

A Journey of Discovery

As a child, Rotimi's curiosity knew no bounds. He would take apart toy cars, fix TV remotes, and ponder the workings of electrical and mechanical systems. Watches, however, held a special place in his heart. In high school, watches became a status symbol for him, a way to stand out in a sea of uniforms. His unique collection of Swatch and fashion watches made him the go-to person for friends seeking advice on timepieces.

Engineering the Future

Rotimi's passion for understanding how things work led him to pursue a degree in engineering. Moving to Canada in 2011, he faced stereotypes and challenges but remained undeterred. He excelled academically, proving that excellence knows no boundaries. During his studies, he continued to collect watches, expanding his collection to include brands like Citizen and Bulova.

The Entrepreneurial Leap

A pivotal moment came when Rotimi sold his Blackberry phone on Kijiji and realized the potential of buying and selling watches online. This entrepreneurial spark led him to create a website selling established watch brands. However, his creative spirit yearned for more. He envisioned a brand that would reflect his passion and challenge the status quo in the watch industry. Thus, SOVRYGN was born.

Crafting Excellence

SOVRYGN is more than just a brand; it is a metaphor for exceptional craftsmanship, remarkable design, and unparalleled quality. Each SOVRYGN timepiece is meticulously crafted, featuring anti-reflective sapphire crystal, BGW9 lume, and an exhibition case back that reveals the intricate inner workings of the watch. The steel bracelet with a micro-adjust clasp ensures a perfect fit, combining comfort with elegance.

A Vision for the Future

The vision for SOVRYGN is to create timepieces that transcend trends and tell a story. Our mission is to provide premium watches that showcase the refined taste and discerning style of our customers. We aim to be a brand that resonates with those who seek to express their individuality and celebrate their achievements.

Social Impact and Sustainability

At SOVRYGN, we believe in making a positive impact beyond our business endeavors. Our collaborations with organizations like the Imani Foundation and Neversettle reflect our commitment to empowering communities and fostering change. Sustainability is at the core of our values, and we strive to create timepieces that not only exude elegance but also contribute to societal progress.

Join the SOVRYGN Community As we continue to push the boundaries of design and craftsmanship, we invite you to join us on this journey. SOVRYGN is for the dreamers who turn their visions into reality, for those who challenge the status quo, and for those who appreciate the timeless elegance of a well-crafted watch. Together, we can make a difference, one timepiece at a time.