|Component / Process||Cost inc. VAT||Origin|
|Stainless steel case, transparent back||77 $||China|
|Leather strap, deployment clasp||? USD||Italy/China|
|Design & developement||15 $||Switzerland|
|Total production costs||356 $|
DAY41 Edition 2
Following the success of the fabulous DAY41 project last February, many of you have been asking us to launch a new series. Well, we are delighted to announce that your wish will be granted on November 26!
Following the success of the fabulous DAY41 project last February (1,941 pieces sold for a total of 2,185,345 CHF), many of you have been asking us to launch a new series. Well, it's a done deal; pre-orders for the second edition are open until December 18 2020.
From 1'180 $
Waiting list of Edition 2
The waiting list has reached the dizzying heights of over 9,000 registrations! Sign up to the waiting list to be one of the first to find out about the opening of pre-orders.
Time remaining to preorder
Edition 2 - 800 pieces before Christmas
Unisex mechanical magic
CODE41 is more than just a brand, it's a movement, human-powered watchmaking. The aim is to devise the creation of a watch as an extraordinary adventure in which everyone can play their part.
The DAY41 project is a result of the direct impetus of our female community. It became a reality following 8 months of votes and passionate debates. The result goes against the flow of traditional watchmaking: a strong, sophisticated mechanical piece with no butterflies or dragonflies in sight, which, when all's said and done, works just as well on a woman's wrist as it does on a man's.
In attempting to create a beautiful women’s watch, in the end we’ve quite simply made a beautiful watch, regardless of gender.
Edition 2, partly delivered before Christmas!
Our policy is to produce only the quantities which have already been sold during pre-orders, in order to avoid surplus stock and waste. But for the DAY41 Edition 2, we've gone a bit overboard by producing 1,200 watches in advance so that some of them can be delivered to you before Christmas... 2020, yes, you read that right! Around 800 pieces are available before Christmas, and the rest in January!
The first DAY41s are spreading joy!
Despite somewhat of a delay due to Covid, production of the Creator's Edition pre-ordered in February 2020 went wonderfully. The happy owners of the first 1,941 pieces followed the birth of their watch as it happened, with a great deal of photos and videos. After 9 months of waiting, some even had the chance to have theirs delivered in person. Pure joy.
An exclusive design that goes against the flow
Mechanical watches are traditionally the exclusive domain of men. Thanks to the participation of thousands of women, and heightened creativity, the DAY41 project shows that they too are fond of raw, machined, mechanical designs. In fact, the case is simple and elegant, while both its lugs and its chambered structure lend it a strong, specific, recognizable esthetic. The openwork dial becomes an extension of the movement, allowing the mechanical magic to shine through.
DAY41 collection in 37 and 40mm
In order for the DAY41 to be able to adapt to any size of wrist (male or female), it will be available in 37mm and 40mm diameters. 5 color variants are available for the 37mm model, included one set with diamonds, with 3 variants for the 40mm. In addition, a wide range of straps will be on offer to satisfy all tastes.
37mm Stainless steel
37mm Steel / Diamonds
37mm Anthracite PVD
37mm Black PVD
37mm Rose gold PVD
40mm Stainless steel
40mm Anthracite PVD
40mm Black PVD
How do you recharge a mechanical movement?
Mechanical movements referred to as "automatic" are fitted with an oscillating weight that recharges the watch through the wearer's wrist movements (no battery required). As it swings from left to right, the weight rewinds the mainspring, which stores the energy required for the mechanism to function correctly.
A mechanical movement with that extra bit of spirit that makes time so magical.
Our straps are fitted with an ingenious system that allows you to change your style quickly, simply and without tools. The collection consists of a varied selection of leather straps, and a steel bracelet. What's more, we've also developed 3 eco-friendly straps made from biodegradable leather, flax and even recycled paper. The icing on the cake? All of our straps are fitted with a 3-blade deployment buckle with pushers! It’s simply the best.
Swiss mechanical movement
We’ve chosen the Swiss mechanical STP movement for its excellent value for money. In addition, for a standard movement, its skeleton design is particularly successful. It boasts the distinctive features of an above-average power reserve, at 44 hours (usually 40 hours), being tested in 5 positions (normally 2 to 3), and precision worthy of the best movements, with a daily difference of -0/+15 seconds.
With our TTO label (Total Transparency on Origin), we’ve placed transparency at the heart of our approach. We clearly explain the production costs and mark-ups required for the project to be profitable, so that we can concentrate on what we’re really passionate about: creating high-quality mechanical watches.
An unbeatable price-quality-magic ratio
Direct distribution, minimal mark-ups and transparency on costs are some of the key criteria that allow us to offer the DAY41 at a price that defies all competition.
The retail price is not the result of market positioning, but rather a direct reflection of the costs of production.
For all of our projects, we choose to work only with grade A suppliers; in other words, the best there are. The DAY41 is made from high-quality 316L steel. Particular attention is paid to the finishing, whether it be glossing, polishing or micro-beading.
|Case||High-quality 316L Stainless Steel|
|Glass||Sapphire on front and back. Anti-reflective treatment|
|Display||Hour, minute, second in center|
|Nighttime display||Luminova-coated hands and indices|
|Water resistance||10 ATM. Individually tested in pressurised chamber|
|Weight||60 grams / 80 grams with leather strap|
|Dimensions||Diameter: 37 or 40mm / Thickness: 10.5mm|
|Strap||21mm / Simple tool-free assembly system|
|Number of jewels||26|
|Frequency||28,800 turns per hour / 4[Hz]|
|Precision||-0/+15 seconds per day|
|Power reserve||44 hrs (when not in use)|
|Stop seconds function||Yes|
|Rewinding||Automatic via oscillating weight. Bidirectional rewinding|
|Pivots||Tempered rolled steel. High-quality treatment that prevents premature wearing of the pivots.|
|Fine-tuned in 5 positions||The precision of each movement has been tested in 5 positions. (Generally, 1 watch in 50 is tested in only 2 or 3 positions)|
No risks, just pure joy
Free cancellation policy
As long as your order has not yet been dispatched, you can cancel it free of charge at any time.
30-Day free return policy
If you’re not entirely satisfied with your DAY41, you have 30 days from receipt of your order to return it free of charge, unused and in its original packaging
2 year guarantee
In the event of technical issues, your watch will be collected and repaired at our expense in the quickest time possible.
Frequently asked questions
As long as your order has not yet been dispatched, you can cancel it free of charge, or modify your choice of strap (according to availability). After delivery, you will have 30 days to return your order for free, unused and in its original packaging, in order to receive a full refund.
No. We've implemented a system in our cart that allows us to calculate and pay your country's respective customs duties and VAT. This means you won't have to pay anything upon receipt of your watch.
CODE41 isn't a brand in the traditional sense of the term, it's more of a community project. The aim is to bring enthusiasts together around a watchmaking project in order to make it a reality. Production isn't launched until a minimum number of members are supporting the project. To say thanks to these people, we offer them a launch price that just allows us to cover our costs, with no profit. The following series are offered at a "normal" price, though this price remains much, much lower than that of similar pieces.
For a watch to be considered Swiss Made, at least 60% of its value must come from Switzerland, its movement must be Swiss, and it must be assembled in Switzerland. This means that a Swiss Made watch can be of great quality while having a large part of its components coming from abroad.
To provide more clarity, we've implemented a policy of total transparency, and choose our components, both Swiss and foreign, for their distinctiveness and their high value for money, rather than just to meet the criteria of a label which gives rise to confusion. That's why, even though the majority of our models comfortably meet the criteria, we've decided not to affix the Swiss Made label to any of our watches.
To avoid excess stock, the gray market sales and waste, we decided to go with a system of pre-orders. It seemed logical to only produce the quantities which have already been sold in advance. Consequently, we launch a new edition of pre-orders once or twice a year for a period of 2 to 4 weeks. Delivery usually takes place 8 months later. In the meantime, we keep you involved in the birth of your watch through a great deal of videos and photos.
All DAY41 watches are under guarantee for 2 years from the date of receipt. In the event of technical issues, all you need to do is contact us and we'll arrange the transport, both pick-up and return, as well as the repairs.
The DAY41 37 and 40mm watches have a lug width of 21mm. The ANOMALY and X41 collections, on the other hand, have a lug width of 24mm, and require straps which are not suited to DAY41 watches.