The three models of the « C’Tradition » line of the new CATOREX «1858 » range takes us back to basics. The thin round cases remind us of the pocket watches which made the reputation of this Swiss watch-making brand and are appropriate for this series of traditional models.
The dials with large hour numbers are in the purest tradition of the 1930s, just as are the openwork hands and especially the small second hand which has its own counter at six o’clock. At three o’clock, a discrete date window adds a small touch of modernity.
The « C’Tradition », available with a leather strap only, is powered by a decorated automatic-winding ETA 2895-2 movement which one can admire through the back of the open case. Also, the models are fitted with a sapphire glass. The CATOREX crowned « C » logo is also discreetly integrated into the crown.
The watches of the « 1858 » range, manufactured entirely in Les Breuleux (Switzerland), are all powered by Swiss movements, have steel cases or ceramic and are equipped with sapphire glasses. A crowned « C » discreetly integrated into the winder is what all the models have in common. The majority of them also have a transparent back revealing the decorated movement. The prices, according to model, range from 480 to 2’150 francs.
Mechanical automatic, decorated ETA 2895-2 calibre
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
316L steel, 40 mm
Curved anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal back
Water-resistant to 50 metres
Silver sunray with minute track
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Date at 3 o’clock
Black crocodile-pattern leather
Steel folding clasp