Much like the many, if not all, micro-brands, SOVRYGN was established by an enthusiast of limited-edition watches. The man behind the company is Hamzat Balogun, a watch fan from Ottawa in Canada. Balogun launched his company in 2018, just a year after graduating from Carleton University. Founded as an abbreviated form of the term Sovereign, the word SOVRYGN is a metaphor for high quality and craftsmanship. A few weeks ago, the company launched a new Kickstarter project for its latest watch model – the Calendar, but after a short time, SOVRYGN canceled the project. We were lucky enough to get one of the new Calendar watches for review from SOVRYGN. Join us to learn more about the company and its new watch – The SOVRYGN Calendar Rose-Wine.
SOVRYGN Calendar Rose-Wine – Case
The model we got for review is the Calendar Rose-Wine. The Calendar Rose-Wine comes in a 39mm octagonal stainless-steel case, gold-toned, 13mm thick with 47mm lug-to-lug distance. Although the case is only 39mm, it feels much more prominent, thanks to the shape of the body and its weight.
The watch comes with a Rose-Wine Dial with a sunburst finish, with three sub-dials. Two of the sub-dials, the ones at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, come in a hexagonal shape. The 3 o’clock dial displays the month while the 9 o’clock displays the day of the week. The 3rd dial, at 6 o’clock, shows the time in 24 hours format. At 12 o’clock, we find the power reserve display. At 4 o’clock we can see the date window.
Although the watch comes with many indicators, the dial is clean, clear, and easy to read. SOVRYGN chose hands and indexes with gold-tone, filled with Super-Luminova, to complete the style and color theme of the watch.
The watch comes with a metal bracelet, also gold-toned as well as an extra leather strap. We’ve used the watch only with the metal bracelet, which feels solid and comfortable.
SOVRYGN Calendar Rose-Wine – Movement
SOVRYGN is using MIYOTA Premium Caliber 9100 as the movement for the watch. Caliber 9100 works at 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a 40 hours power reserve. Usually, this caliber comes without decorations, but SOVRYGN chose to upgrade the look of the caliber, which can be seen through the transparent case back of the watch.
How it Feels?
We’ve been walking with this watch for over three weeks in South Florida – Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Plantation, and North Miami. We’ve been asked many times about the watch, and its look, so you can understand that it is an eye-catching watch, especially with the color theme we got.
Although it comes with a gold tone, the watch feels robust and solid, and we enjoyed how it feels on the wrist. one of the most eye-catching elements is the bracelet. SOVRYGN included a middle link row in a polished finish, which shines and attracts looks wherever you go.
The regular watch price is 710 USD, a very reasonable price tag for an automatic annual calendar watch. But you can find it right now on SOVRYGN website for 515 USD, which makes it even a better deal.
SOVRYGN is offering six models of the Calendar watch. Three of them come in the gold-tone case, with Rose-Wine, White, and azure color. Two models come in stainless steel with natural color, with azure and white dials. The last model is black stainless steel with a Rose-Wine dial. All of the models are being sold right now for 515 USD.
To Sum it Up
We prefer to get one of the stainless steel models, especially with the azure dial, but SOVRYGN decided to send us the Rose-Wine model, which attracted a lot of attention wherever we wore it. If you like this “Bling-Bling” style, then the gold-toned models will do it for you. If you prefer a more “solid” watch, you should pick one of the stainless-steel/black-looking watches.
To sum it up, the watch has a beautiful look and excellent finishes. We liked the finishes on the movement, which is also accurate. We want to mention the power reserve meter, which helps you instantly know how much power reserve your caliber has and if you should wind the main spring. The watch comes in a nice box with a case you can use for travels, which holds the extra strap, making it easy for the buyer to get a new look for the watch in a few seconds.
The SOVRYGN Calendar is probably the most affordable automatic annual calendar wristwatch available right now, so if you like the style of the watch, you probably won’t find a better deal out there…
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