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Limited-edition Catorex C’Vintage collection with Adolph Schild movements

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May 2012


Catorex, based in Les Breuleux, Switzerland, has launched a limited edition of 499 pieces that recalls the classic round shape of its watches from late 1960s and early 1970s.

The C’Vintage collection is, however, not only vintage by name. The entire collection is fitted with old AS 2063 movements produced by the now defunct Adolph Schild manufacture in Grenchen, Switzerland. The AS 2063 is a self-winding movement that operates at 21,600 vibrations per hour. Each movement is, of course, fully restored, reconditioned and decorated before being cased up inside the watch behind a transparent case back to keep it on show for the wearer.

Catorex C'Vintage
The C’Vintage collection by Catorex

Four different C’Vintage models are available with a blue, anthracite, silver or copper dial and come with leather straps. These dials with sober Arabic numerals and hour markers are enhanced with pointed hands which reinforce the model’s vintage style.

Catorex C'Vintage
The C’Vintage collection by Catorex

It appears that the Swiss watchmaking industry has still not eradicated the after-effects of the quartz crisis, even though it occurred some thirty years ago. Catorex is not the only brand to be refreshing historic movements in its collection. As we recently reported, family-run Epos also uses vintage Schild movements in its collection and claims still to have a number of vintage movements in stock that can be used in new timepieces.