Who we are

The CODE41 is run by a small watch design workshop called cosanova, and is currently made up of 9 people. Founded in 2005 by the designer Claudio D’Amore, the workshop is based in the heart of Swiss watchmaking, in Lausanne, not far from Geneva. In little more than 11 years, the cosanova workshop has had the honor of working with around forty watch brands, such as Tag Heuer, Parmigiani, Montblanc, Oris, Eberhard and even Hautlence.

In March 2016, cosanova workshop launched the GOLDGENA PROJECT and began sowing the seeds of doubt in the hushed world of Swiss watchmaking by exposing the secrets of the Swiss Made label.

This project has made some people very unhappy but others, many others, have joined us in this project which will led to the creation of CODE41. Thought as a community brand, CODE41 aims to create attractive mechanical watches at reasonable prices, through a policy of complete transparency on origin, costs and development.

In-house team

Claudio

Likes walks in the forest, tennis, and Vietnamese food.
Dislikes barking dogs, low-fat yogurts and flat tires.

Kevin

Likes traveling, the manga culture and volleyball.
Dislikes people talking in the movie theater and easy-open packaging that’s only easy in name.

AMIR

Loves Turkish coffee, the sound of cicadas and sandwiches with Cenovis.
Doesn’t like fast food, politics and jet lag.

MARCIA

I like: cuberdons, Amsterdam and Elvis Presley
I don’t like: flying, U2 and sauce andalouse

BENJAMIN

I like pre-dinner drinks with friends, my wife’s tasty cooking, volleyball and its 3 rd sets
I don’t like green salad, waking up early, the French civil service and especially taxes

VALENTINE

I like solving riddles, movie theater trails, and crying with laughter.
I don’t like peas and accountants; neither are bad, but they’re very boring.

CLÉMENT

I like ice hockey, sharing moments with friends, and documentaries on the reproduction of the tsetse fly
I don’t like the day after difficult evenings, line jumpers, and cold coffee

JEREMIAH

I like sci-fi movies, rainy Sundays, the smell of gasoline.
I don’t like Mega Bloks, falling flat on my face in public, noisy fans.

ANNE-LAURE

I like running, röstis (Swiss potato pancakes) and Bénichon mustard.
I don’t like pushing shopping carts, people who throw their “dog poop bags” on the ground and the wind.

Outside talents

CODE41 is mostly orchestrated internally, but from time to time outside talents do join us on this wonderful adventure.

Loïc
Designer and 3D modeler

Loïc realized the modelling and the 3D rendering of our first design.
Loïc Hilaire
www.loichilaire.com

Eliezer
Illustrator and 2D animator

Eliezer produced the 3 short animations of Phase 1
Eliezer Castillo
www.enimados.com

Hai
Polymorph

Hai designed the CODE41 logo.
Van Hai
www.amazingworx.com

Marion
Photograph

Marion made some beautiful pictures of our watches.
Marion Savoy
www.marion-savoy.com

Who we are

The CODE41 is run by a small watch design workshop called cosanova, and is currently made up of 6 people. Founded in 2005 by the designer Claudio D’Amore, the workshop is based in the heart of Swiss watchmaking, in Lausanne, not far from Geneva. In little more than 11 years, the cosanova workshop has had the honor of working with around forty watch brands, such as Tag Heuer, Parmigiani, Montblanc, Oris, Eberhard and even Hautlence.

In March 2016, cosanova workshop launched the GOLDGENA PROJECT and began sowing the seeds of doubt in the hushed world of Swiss watchmaking by exposing the secrets of the Swiss Made label.

This project has made some people very unhappy but others, many others, have joined us in this project which will led to the creation of CODE41. Thought as a community brand, CODE41 aims to create attractive mechanical watches at reasonable prices, through a policy of complete transparency on origin, costs and development.

Would you like to join the dream team?

Do you think your skills could be of use to us? Would you like to work with us from time to time or join the team? Contact us and tell us about your talent.