The story of CATOREX Watchmakers started in the 19th century with Georges Ignace Cattin, born in 1785, a watchmaker and peasant at the same time.His only son, Constant Cattin, born in 1819, a watchmaker and peasant as well, founded the company Cattin in 1858. He had nine children. His youngest son, Numa Cattin, born in 1861, continued to produce the high quality watches, while still established in Les Breuleux, in the heart of the Swiss Jura.
Armand Cattin, 4th generation
The fourth generation was represented by both of Numa’s sons, Armand Cattin, born in 1885, and Maurice Cattin, born in 1887. They were no longer peasants but only watchmakers.
CATOREX became a registered brand during the fifth generation, a hundred years after its actual founding and at the time was managed by Guy Cattin, born in 1932, and his wife Wilhelmine.
Guy A. Cattin, 6th generation
Today, the company is led by Guy A. Cattin who maintains the proud tradition of mechanical watchmaking while unceasingly creating new types of watches adapted to the personality, taste and need of a very large amateur and expert clientele.
It is the reason why CATOREX watches benefit of an international fame, for its products manufactured with the “savoir-faire” of professional watchmakers.
CATOREX has a very special place in the world of Swiss watchmaking. Unlike other brands, CATOREX has a soul and can take pride in its inheritance of a long tradition. Its current director, Guy A. Cattin represents the 6th generation in charge of this independent family company.In the past, CATOREX made mainly pocket watches but now concentrates on wrist-watches, perpetuating the know-how that has been developed since 1858, when the company was founded in Les Breuleux, Swiss Jura, at the very heart of the watchmaking industry. Through their design and technology, CATOREX watch models combine innovation with respect for tradition and Swiss quality. Traditional or modern, the brand’s different ranges will appeal to a broad clientele.Why buy a CATOREX rather than a better-known brand watch?CATOREX stands out clearly from the established brands for its special history, its heritage of six generations. CATOREX offers models with a difference, Swiss quality based on a solid watchmaking tradition, and all at an affordable price.CATOREX watches are for customers who are looking for something exclusive. We show our difference through the brand we wear, and wearing a CATOREX allows its owner to clearly demonstrate his individuality. In addition, the full range of CATOREX models will appeal equally to lovers of tradition and those who prefer modernity.