In the crowdfunding watch space there’s only really one running theme: retro divers. That’s all well and good and has created some stunning pieces, but in that sea of saturated designs Canada-based watch brand SOVRYGN is hoping to stir things up with their latest timepiece – and it’s not the kind of piece you can ignore.
That starts with the Successor’s octagonal case. In line with the current trend for Genta-esque, sports luxe timepieces, the Successor uses a striking, multifaceted case with a round bezel for a cool, geometric look that we’re more used to seeing in plain steel.
Here though the case offers far more diversity than that, with yellow gold, rose gold and DLC black versions too. The difference the colour makes is immeasurable, ranging from military stealth style to casually elegant dress watch.
The Successor is available in two distinct technical variations, being equipped with either a quartz movement complete with a day-date or an automatic number. You can tell at a glance which is which. The quartz, being a more low-key affair, opts for a solid dial in a range of elegant, case-paired colours. The green is especially lovely and makes for a cool, eye-catching piece.
It’s nowhere near as eye-catching however as the automatic variation, which instead opts for a forged carbon skeletonised dial. Although you might need a topographical map to realise, the bridges of the dial actually illustrate the hydrological regions of Nigeria. It’s a touch you might not notice at first, but one you’ll definitely talk about once you have.
That goes double when it gets dark, as the entire map dial is covered in incredibly bright green lume. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. It’s a technical look that not only shows off the automatic movement from the front, but matches the forged carbon of the Successor Automatic’s case, as opposite to the steel of the Successor Quartz.
All pieces, automatic and quartz, come on soft leather straps paired to their dials, whether that’s blue on blue or classic brown leather to match the equally refined silver.
If all this makes it sound like the SOVRYGN Successor is your potential new buy, the best is yet to come. Despite it’s incredible looks and solid build quality, the Successor has just launched on Indiegogo starting at just $455 CAD for the automatic and $280 CAD for the quartz.
To put that into real money, it’s around £265 and £160 respectively. No matter how you look at it, the Successor is a lot of watch for the price tag and, while these are obviously the early bird launch prices, it’s a theme that SOVRYGN are sticking to.
Price & Specs:
Model: SOVRYGN Successor
Case/Dial: 42mm width and 12mm thickness, 316L stainless steel
Water Resistance: 50m (5 bar)
Movement: Automatic and hand winding movement with an accuracy of -20/+40 sec/day, 21,600 vph (3 Hz) frequency, 42h power reserve, 21 jewels (automatic) or quartz movement with ±20 sec per month (quartz)
Functions: Hours, minutes, second hand sub-dial, day-date function at 3 o’clock (quartz only)
Price/availability: $280 CAD (quartz) and $455 CAD (automatic)
More details at SOVRYGN Watches.