DAY41 Edition 2

Unisex mechanical

magic

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 $

800 pieces before christmas

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

 
 

Total pre-orders

CHF 888'522

Remaining pieces

467/1200

Edition 2 - 800 pieces before Christmas

400/400

Edition 3

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.

Eco-friendly straps

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.


Total transparency

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.

Component / ProcessCost inc. VATOrigin
Movement128 $Switzerland
Stainless steel case, transparent back77 $China
Dial33 $China
Leather strap, deployment clasp? USDItaly/China
Assembly26 $Switzerland
Packaging15 $China
Logistic31 $Switzerland
Design & developement15 $Switzerland
Total production costs356 $

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.

CODE41

Direct Distribution
Minimal markups required for profitability
DAY41
~1'000 $
Transparence on costs

TRADITIONNAL

Traditionnal Distribution
High markups luxury market positionning
Traditional Watchmaking
~2'000 $
Hidden costs

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.

Technical information

CaseHigh-quality 316L Stainless Steel
GlassSapphire on front and back. Anti-reflective treatment
DisplayHour, minute, second in center
Nighttime displayLuminova-coated hands and indices
Water resistance10 ATM. Individually tested in pressurised chamber
Weight60 grams / 80 grams with leather strap
DimensionsDiameter: 37 or 40mm / Thickness: 10.5mm
Strap21mm / Simple tool-free assembly system
MovementSwiss STP6-15
Number of jewels26
Frequency28,800 turns per hour / 4[Hz]
Precision-0/+15 seconds per day
Power reserve44 hrs (when not in use)
Stop seconds functionYes
Shock absorberIncabloc
RewindingAutomatic via oscillating weight. Bidirectional rewinding
PivotsTempered rolled steel. High-quality treatment that prevents premature wearing of the pivots.
Fine-tuned in 5 positionsThe 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

What are the conditions for cancellation and returns?

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.

Do I have to pay import taxes upon receipt of my watch?

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.

Why has the price gone up since the first pre-orders?

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.

Why are CODE41 watches not labelled as Swiss Made?

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.

How the CODE41 pre-order system works?

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.

How long does the guarantee last and how does it work?

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.

Are the straps compatible with all code41 watches?

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.

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  1. cyrilabuche@aol.com says:

    Bonjour,
    Je suppose qu’il y a, comme pour toutes mécaniques, un entretien régulier nécessaire pour un fonctionnement optimum dans le temps. Pour cette révision quelle en est la périodicité et le coût ?
    Merci.

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Bonjour,

      Merci pour votre message. Nous recommandons que la montre soit examinée tous les trois ou quatre ans. Comme pour tous nos services, nous pouvons organiser le prélèvement et l’entretien au prix le plus bas possible. Cependant, nous n’avons pas le coût exact pour l’instant car les premiers entretiens pour la DAY41 ne seront pas effectués avant 2024/2025.

      Je reste disponible et vous souhaite une bonne journée.
      Cordialement,

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Merci pour votre message. Nous prévoyons d’ajouter d’autres bracelets pour cette montre l’année prochaine. Cependant, il se peut que la montre elle-même soit en rupture de stock d’ici là. Y a-t-il des bracelets en S qui vous plaisent ?

    • Sabrine
      Sabrine says:

      Salve Paolo,

      La prima serie è stata il lancio dell’orologio, per questo abbiamo fatto un prezzo di lancio. Poiché la seconda serie non è un lancio, non stiamo facendo un prezzo di lancio.
      Cordiali saluti,

      Sabrine

  2. LAMBOLEY Tanguy says:

    Bonjour,
    J’ai réalisé la commande d’une Day41, son N° de série sera-t-il défini au hasard ou dépend-il du moment ou est passé la commande (nombre de montre restante) ?

  3. Amanojack says:

    Bonjour,
    Je reçois bientôt ma nouvelle Day 41, merci encore pour vos mails !!
    Pouvez vous pe dire, je vous prie, si vous pensez qu’il serait bon d’acheter un remontoir (Wolf ou Swiss Kubik) afin de prolonger sa durée de vie ?
    Il u a 2 écoles : ça prolonge sa durée de vie ou ça accélère son usure…qu’en pensez vous ?

    Merci et bonne journée !

    • Sabrine
      Sabrine says:

      Bonjour,

      Tout dépend de l’utilisation que vous comptez faire de votre DAY41. Si vous savez que vous allez bien la porter, un remontoir bidirectionnel ne vous sera pas utile.
      Bien à vous,

      Sabrine

  4. Simon Scanlan says:

    Hi there,
    I am very interested in the watches you make and would like to be kept informed when the next pre-order will be and for which watch> Many thanks and keep up the great work you are doing at code 41. Regards. Simon.

    • Sabrine
      Sabrine says:

      Bonjour Sébastien,

      Merci pour votre message.
      Oui, il sera possible de changer de taille : contactez-nous via mail si tel est votre besoin 😉
      Belle journée,

      Sabrine

  5. Rodier Sébastien says:

    Quand les 100 première day41 partent en 35 minutes en anthracite !! Chapeau !
    Y aura t’il une gravure spécifique sur cette série ?