The SOVRYGN brand was founded by Hamzat, a watch enthusiast who is originally from Nigeria and moved to Canada in 2011 to study Engineering. Before moving to Canada, he has always had a passion for watches owing to his curiosity about how things worked and receiving them as gifts during his childhood.
In the final years of high school and in university Hamzat started collecting and flipping watches for some extra cash. He also had a business where he served as a finder helping customers source timepieces, in addition to that he also operated a website selling watches from brands like Citizen, Bulova, Orient and some fashion brands like Guess and Michael Khors.
Considering the experience gained collecting, selling, and enjoying watches in combination with the design experience gained while studying to become an engineer Hamzat developed the SOVRYGN brand to express his creativity.