RODOLPHE is a Swiss luxury watch brand founded by Rodolphe Cattin, the talented designer known for his several high profile works with long established watchmaking companies like Omega, Longines, Bulova, Movado, Corum, Tissot and Bovet.
The brand’s origins trace back to 1989, when Rodolphe Cattin founded an independent design studio named Rodolphe & Co in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
Alumni of School of Applied Arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Rodolphe had been working as a designer with various companies before setting up his own design studio in 1989. His notable designs for Longines are Golden Wings, Rodolphe by Longines, Francillon, Grande Classique and Conquest. In 1995, he left Longines and introduced RODOLPHE BY RODOLPHE, the first fully independent watch collection.
In the same time, he continued designing for major watch brands. His important works included Universal Genève Golden Janus Cabriolet (1994), Breil Kult – 2003, Movado Rondino (2005) and Esprit Houston funky (2005). In 1998, a wristwatch designed by Rodolphe for Bovet won the L’Hebdo award for “Watch of the Year”.
In 1999, the Rodolphe Montres Et Bijoux Company was incorporated for producing luxury wristwatches and jewellery creations under RODOLPHE brand. In 2003, the Viper by Rodolphe watch was introduced.
In 2005, Rodolphe signed a partnership with Franck Muller Watchland SA. The Rodolphe brand was integrated into the Franck Muller Watchland group.
In 2006, Rodolphe Instinct 180° won the Watch of the Year award. In 2009, the partnership between Rodolphe Montres Et Bijoux and Franck Muller Watchland SA was terminated.
After leaving the FRANCK MULLER group, Rodolphe Cattin founded RodolpheDesign SA and launched Manufacture Rodolphe Cattin watch brand.
Since 2009, Franck Muller Watchland SA has been the legal owner of RODOLPHE watch brand.