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Custom Watches / Timepieces Designed by Steve Soffa

These collectors created a personalized piece of jewelry with a personal meaning. Working with master artisan Steve Soffa, each has created their own timeless Collector's piece to memorialize. Some began with a piece of art or artifact from their history (i.e, classic car, motorcycle art, a tattoo, etc.) and created their own unique keepsake that has a backstory and can be handed down for generations!

“SSE1100” Custom Watch :: Design Inspired by Collector’s SS Bike

“SSE1100” Custom Watch

Design Inspired by Collector’s SS Bike

Steve Soffa: “I created a custom timepiece for this gentleman (Brian) who wanted a watch that symbolized this SS bike. This was a very sentimental piece.  This bike was built to pay tribute to his friend that lost the battle to cancer. It was built to mirror his 1970 SS Chevelle muscle car, for which he did a phenomenal job. This customized watch began with a pair of photographs he provided me of the tank art (1st and 2nd) and, shown 3rd, its finished creation as a... Read More

“Bermani Jester” Custom Watch

“Bermani Jester” Custom Watch

Steve Soffa: “I received a phone call from a collector of mine named Terry who wanted to create a collectable timepiece for her son Paul; soon to be graduating from college. Paul is a fine air brush artist and his art and style are unique. After brainstorming for a while, I came up with some ideas that lent themselves to her sonʼs artwork, as well as a timepiece design that suited his lifestyle. I asked Terry to send me his most recent artwork; a piece that he really... Read More

“1970 SS Camaro” Custom Watch

“1970 SS Camaro” Custom Watch

Steve Soffa: “Master auto builder P.J. Davis was building his dream car from the frame up, and wanted to create a special edition timepiece to commemorate this personal concept car. He phoned and commissioned us to design a special timepiece to memorialize this special edition 1970 Camaro.” THE PROCESS (1) The Inspiration: Collector's 1970 SS Camaro (2) The Design: 1970 SS Camaro Watch in Leather Strap (3) The Design: 1970 SS Camaro in Stainless Steel (4)... Read More

“1950 Chevy” Custom Watch & Dog Tag Set

“1950 Chevy” Custom Watch & Dog Tag Set

Steve Soffa: “As an avid muscle car fan, I have had my own eye set on this 1950 Chevy truck. This truck has character and brings back that nostalgic look beautifully. I wanted to design pieces that reminded me of how cool the 1950’s were. So stay tuned for the final design of my special edition truck.” THE PROCESS (1) The inspiration: Collector's 1950 Chevy (2) The Design: 1950 Chevy Dogtag (3) The Design: 1950 Chevy... Read More

“Wizard” Custom Watch :: Design based on Collector’s Body Art

“Wizard” Custom Watch

Design based on Collector’s Body Art

Steve Soffa: “The Wizard” began as a body tattoo on the collector’s leg… One of my long-time collectors decided to get this Wizard tattoo on his calf, at the Sturgis bike rally. When he showed me, his creativity immediately flowed and he got excited about the possibilities. I reminded him that this artistic tattoo has now become an important part of his personal brand… so let’s keep building on that and create a magnificent timepiece that... Read More

“Shane” Custom Watch :: Specialty Design

“Shane” Custom Watch

Specialty Design

Steve Soffa: “For this one, my collector asked me to design him an over-the-top watch, housing precious stones accompanied by a Swiss Tourbillon movement as well as other complicated movements…” THE PROCESS Watch-Shane Presentation-Layout2c-4 Watch-Shane Presentation-Layout2-6 Watch-Shane... Read More

“The Mission Continues” Custom Watch :: for Charity Mission

“The Mission Continues” Custom Watch

for Charity Mission

Steve Soffa: “Another one of collector PJ Davis’s muscle cars was designed and built for a private collector of his own. His collector then called Davis and wanted to donate his car to a military charity.  As a former crew member of the U.S. Coast guard Davis was compelled him to help out.  Having ties with a former crew member who was personally aided by “The Mission Continues” charity was therefore an easy choice for Davis to choose this particular... Read More

“Kate” Custom Watch :: Design inspired by Collector’s Classic Car

“Kate” Custom Watch

Design inspired by Collector’s Classic Car

Steve Soffa: “Master auto builder P.J. Davis designed an amazing 1932 roadster  for Major league baseball’s Cy Young Award-winner Roy “Doc” Halliday.  Davis  named the 1932 roadster  “Kate,” which dated back to days of the Old West, in which the real “Doc” Holliday’s girlfriend’s name was Kate. When Davis was approached for this project he rendered a blueprint of what it would look like.  With asked me to work... Read More

“Anniversary” Custom Watch :: Design from Heirloom Photograph

“Anniversary” Custom Watch

Design from Heirloom Photograph

Steve Soffa: “This all began with an heirloom photo showing a young couple, taken near the beginning of the 20th century. The children of the couple in the photo had met me at one of my exhibitions and wanted to design an heirloom that would memorialize their parents as they appeared in this photo. The only thing they still had was a photograph taken in the early 1900’s of their great grand parents. To keep with the early 1900’s I designed a super thin,... Read More

“Andy Lakey Angel” Custom Watch :: Design produced for Charity in collaboration with the artist

“Andy Lakey Angel” Custom Watch

Design produced for Charity in collaboration with the artist

Steve Soffa: “I was very honored to be chosen to be the first artist and designer to collaborate on a very innovative project with artist Andy Lakey. He was well known for his beautiful work creating Angels and adored by thousands of collectors. He was the most prolific artist in Japan, yet lived a quiet community in Southern California. One day he said to me, ‘Steve, my collectors all around the world embrace my Angels, and each person sees something unique in each... Read More

“Aces” Custom Watch :: Design inspired by Chopper Art

“Aces” Custom Watch

Design inspired by Chopper Art

Steve Soffa: “I have designed several custom pieces for this long-time collector, and the most recent art piece was to pay tribute to the artwork he had designed for his custom chopper. Every aspect of his artwork on the gas tank was drawn again to scale in proportion to a watch dial. This dial was cast in four dimensions combined with beautiful colors that were inlayed.” THE PROCESS (1) The Inspiration: "Aces" Custom artwork on collector's... Read More

“Sun” Custom Watch :: Design Inspired by Corporate Logo

“Sun” Custom Watch

Design Inspired by Corporate Logo

Steve Soffa: “One of my long time collectors, Tony, owns over 15 unique timepieces made by me, and now wanted to design a timepiece in which his corporate brand could be the focus. A beautiful stainless steel timepiece was selected to bring out the bright colors of his artwork, and raising the sun in three dimensions added a special touch.” THE PROCESS Watch-Tony custom source art... Read More