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A change of perspective!

Today, we want to talk to you about a project that goes even further off the beaten track than its predecessors. Having already developed and offered 6 collections to our cherished community, here's a very personal project, which first took seed over 10 years ago in the mind of Claudio, founder of CODE41. Without further ado, we'll reveal its name: the Mecascape!

The genesis of the Mecascape project

For almost a century, watches have been displayed and paraded on the wrists of men and women alike, perfected over the years by the most brilliant master watchmakers. But to give mechanical beauty its rightful place, a change of perspective and outside-the-box thinking were required.

Return to 2009: Claudio, then a designer for the biggest watchmaking houses (TAG Heuer, Parmigiani, Oris, Montblanc...), had the idea to develop something that will free itself from tradition and from wrists. He got down to business with the experiment, researching the ideal proportions and reflecting on the design. The sketches and drafts were endless; crossings-out, corrections and revisions followed; the project matured and took a clearer shape.

But at the time, the means of making it a reality (team, partners, suppliers) were not yet in place. Unfortunately, (for the time being) the Mecascape didn't see the light of day.

A favorable situation

12 years later, in 2021, Claudio has not lost sight of his goal: to bring the Mecascape to life! This time, the stars have aligned and, as for the resources, they're available thanks to CODE41's teams and partners. Without further ado, discover more about the Mecascape!

What exactly is the Mecascape?

The Mecascape, a portmanteau of Mechanical Landscape, is a watchmaking landscape that sets mechanical beauty free by allowing the movement to "breathe" in an unprecedented format, which we're going to be developing in close collaboration with our Swiss partners. In a traditional movement, the components are usually piled into a limited space, constrained by the dimensions of a watch case. In the Mecascape, the cogs, cylinders, balance wheel and other complications are laid out side by side to offer an unforgettable mechanical spectacle:

Steel version

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Anthracite version

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So, lovers of fine watch mechanisms, you'll be able to admire every last detail of the components that make the movement's heart beat and that, most importantly, wherever you wish! Practical and elegant, the Mecascape can in fact be placed on a desk, at home or at work, just as easily as sliding into your jacket pocket thanks to its ideal dimensions. 

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An initial technical study has already been carried out to confirm the fact that the placement of the components allows the mechanism to function in an optimal manner. Next step: perfectly calibrating each component and designing the bridges such that they are functional, as light as possible and, of course, beautiful!

Actually, there are still a number of adjustments to make, which we'll share with you along with, as always, every step in the development of this project.

Your opinion!

Today, this extraordinary project is aimed at those who want to step outside the normal and take an adventure over new watchmaking terrain. To the creative, curious and bold: the Mecascape is now in YOUR hands, because we need you! We can't wait to find out what you think, and we hope that you like this project as much as we do.

And now it's up to you:

I like it and I want to know more!

You're really thrilled and we couldn't be happier! Feel free to ask any questions you might have.

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I like it but I don't think I'll buy it

Do you appreciate the project, but not to the point of buying it? Tell us why.

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I don't like it

If you don't like the project, consider letting us know what you think in a comment, so we can understand why.

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The price of the Mecascape

As always, we are dedicated to offering you the best possible value for money, and all in full transparency. At this stage, it's still too early to give you a precise price, because we're still in full discussion with our partners. Nevertheless, the Mecascape should be available for between 6000 and 9000 CHF (between 6000€ and 9000€).

What are the next steps?

We'll be back at the end of January 2022 to provide a summary of this first round of voting, and to announce the next steps to be taken according to your comments and impressions.

Any other suggestions? 

If you have any ideas, comments or questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment below; we'll be delighted to reply!

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  1. UFO says:

    Projet très intéressant et surtout très novateur – bravo pour l’audace !
    Néanmoins – indépendamment du tarif final – je ne vois vraiment pas l’intérêt d’un remontage automatique qui ajoute une sur-épaisseur et des contraintes mécaniques non indispensables.
    De plus, esthétiquement, je ne suis pas adepte des aiguilles rouge qui, certes augmentent la lisibilité – mais ne sont pas au niveau du standing de l’objet.

  2. Andreas Tchorsch says:

    Was für eine coole Idee ! Ich stelle mir vor, wie ich auf der Straße nach der Zeit gefragt werde. Ich greife in die Tasche und heraus kommt, nein, kein Smartphone, sondern dieses Objekt. Was für ein Auftritt !

  3. Ingmar Meinecke says:

    Die Zeiger würde ich mit noch ein bisschen mehr Farbe ausstatten. Das Datum müsste vielleicht noch ein wenig prominenter sein.

    • Kasim
      Kasim says:

      Hallo Ingmar,

      vielen Dank für IH Kommentar und die tollen Vorschläge.

      Solche Details wird in den nächsten Kapiteln des Projektes entschieden.

    • Kasim
      Kasim says:

      Vielen Dank für Ihre Unterstützung.

      Bleiben Sie einfach dran, in den nächsten Kapiteln werden wir mehr über das ganze Projekt erfahren.

  4. Stéphane Lenoir says:

    Très beau projet, mais un poil cher pour moi. Mais d’autres seront heureux de l’acheter et je les envies..
    Bravo pour l’idée….moi j’adore

  5. Karel Van Loon says:

    I appreciate the project, intellectually. Doesn’t move me though. I have major problem with readability (i.e. knowing the time from a quick glance).
    I’d second many comments by others:
    -too small for a room, too large for a watch
    -because of the above, I find the price outrageous (even though I appreciate the cost)
    – wouldn’t feel comfy with a 10’000 Eu object loose in my pocket

  6. Della Corte says:

    Bonsoir,
    Je suis un passionné du garde temps. Vôtre projet est non seulement audacieux, mais il s’inscrit à un moment où le monde bouge et où le temps est complètement “à l’envers”
    Nous vivons une époque formidable où il faut que les codes soit renversé. Aujourd’hui sortir votre projet d’une poche comme on sort un portable est une EXCELLENTE idée.
    Bravo. J’attend avec impatience de pouvoir découvrir cet “objet” avec impatience
    Cordialement
    Della Corte Roger

    • Boolakee Osman
      Boolakee Osman says:

      Bonjour !

      Merci pour votre bon accueil à ce nouveau projet ! On se réjouit qu’il prenne de plus en plus vie grâce à vos suggestions. N’hésitez pas à nous en faire part !

      C’est une nouvelle aventure que l’on entend partager avec notre communauté 😁

  7. felix bonnier says:

    I think it’s absolutely beautiful. And I do think it is important to be able to keep it in one’s pocket. Maybe even with a thin chain or better a nice braided cable to keep it safe like the old pocket watches

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