About Us
Born out of a passion for precision and a commitment to timeless style, Kataphrakt is the result of five years of meticulous preparation. From various prototypes to perfecting the art of horological craftsmanship, our journey has been fueled by an unwavering dedication to offering unparalleled timepieces.
Story that starts from the top
Our Founder, Joshua Kim, always wanted to combine three main ethos into Kataphrakt products. First was to have a stunning design and feel that captivates the audience no matter where the wearer went. Secondly, it needed to have a robust construction for daily reliability and longevity. Lastly, the product needed to be affordable enough so that it outcompetes anything in its price bracket.

As we all know, any one of these ideals by itself is a hard feat to do correctly. Rather than giving up, our founder started to test the products for years, curating different design ideas, mechanical movements, different materials, and trying to come up with ways to reduce shipping times and costs. The result was to relocate our small team a hemisphere away, from New Zealand to a place of watchmaking passion, Hong Kong. 

We are proud to say that our product is not for the "elites" where brand supersedes the cost effectiveness of the purpose of the watch, timekeeping and fashion.

Here are Kataphrakt, we are proud to have dedicated our while lives into vision of watch crafting while delivering affordable prices.
First Prototypes
The first prototype at Kataphrakt was a vision of elegance, a fusion of imagination and craftsmanship that, despite its brilliance, never ventured beyond the realms of potential. Hindered by financial constraints, this masterpiece remained confined to the realm of dreams, teaching us invaluable lessons in resilience, creativity, and the unfailing commitment to turning setbacks into opportunities.
Our Determination
Embark on this journey with us, where each setback fuels the determination to redefine the future of timekeeping. Our unseen prototype may not have adorned wrists, but its legacy lives on in our unwavering pursuit of horological excellence.
Our Approach
Kataphrakt brings you the finest watch designs. Embracing the ethos of luxury, we proudly showcase an array of excellence in design. We recognize the desire for affordable elegance. Our vision extends to those who appreciate quality without compromising their budget. We proudly present a meticulously designed and tested collection that blends craftsmanship with affordability.
Shop Our Collection
Whether you're drawn to the allure of established luxury or seek the perfect blend of craftsmanship and affordability, Kataphrakt invites you to make a statement with every tick. Shop our curated collection today and indulge in the timeless elegance that defines us. Your perfect timepiece awaits—experience the essence of Kataphrakt.