What a liftoff!

1380 pieces sold for a total of 5'298'394 CHF; it's gigantic!

We were expecting a lot of emotions, but your enthusiasm and support for this project have left us speechless. Thanks for your unwavering confidence, and see you soon for more new adventures!

1380
Pieces sold

Amount of
5'298'394 CHF

Highly complex,
highly emotional

We've experienced 9 exciting months of development by your side. Your thousands of votes and comments have allowed us to make the NB24 chronograph a reality, which we here at CODE41 are really proud about.

Rather than going with a simple standard movement, we've made the mad move of creating an exceptional movement with a peripheral weight integrated into the dial side. It's rare and complex, but what a joy it is to have it on your wrist!

Pre-orders open Wednesday January 27 at 3 pm (GMT+1).

Discover and pre-order the NB24-Creator Edition from January 27 2021 at 3pm (GMT+1) until February 25 2021! Your one and only chance to become a Creator member of this project; after that it will be too late…

 
 

Waiting list of Edition 2 (Autumn 2021)

If you've just jumped on the bandwagon and want to go behind the scenes with us, sign up to the waiting list. You'll enjoy full access to the whole collection and receive exclusive info about the next pre-orders!

Time remaining to preorder

 
 

Total pre-orders

CHF 4'835'603

Remaining pieces

Last Creator batch

0/500

Estimated delivery :
Oct-Nov 2021

-231/500

Estimated delivery :
Nov-Dec 2021

266/500

Estimated delivery :
Dec-Jan 2022

0/1000

Estimated delivery :
Oct-Dec 2021


Special features of the NB24 chronograph

01

Exclusive movement just for the CODE41 community.

02

Peripheral oscillating weight on the dial side.

03

Movement designed, made and assembled entirely in Switzerland in short production runs.

04

Unbeatable magic and value for money.

05

Finished and assembled by hand.

NB24,
an exceptional movement

Mechanical movements are extremely complex, and nowadays are only produced by a few manufacturers. Developing such a movement costs around 3 to 5 million euros, and can take up to 5 years to perfect. In addition, based on series of a few thousand watches per year, the production cost for each movement is around 3,000 euros.

In that case, how have we been able to create our very own movement, fitted with a peripheral weight on the dial side, for only 1,000 euros?

As the chronograph is one of our partner Concepto's specialties, we've been able to make use of their base, constructed using the architecture of the famous 7750 movement, known for its robustness and reliability. Then we've modified it by moving the counters, redesigning the bridges, and above all adding a peripheral weight on the dial side. This rare complication alone accounts for a third of the cost of production. It's important to point out that all of the components, except for the mainspring and the jewels, are produced in-house.

In addition to the financial benefit, using an existing base, which has already been at optimal reliability for a number of years, avoids the tiresome problems of youth.

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From a concept
to a reality

After months of development, what a pleasure it is to see this project go from a concept to a reality. The prototypes are exquisite! This is an important stage for performing in-depth testing and adjusting all the little details before production.

Strong design -
High-tech materials

The NB24 chrono is available in AeroCarbon and in grade 5 Titanium. High-tech materials that reflect the strong, technical character of the case and the dial. Each model is offered alongside a wide range of interchangeable straps.

NB24 - Titanium Green

NB24 - Titanium Black

NB24 - Titanium Red Disks

NB24 - Titanium Blue

NB24 - AeroCarbon Green

NB24 - AeroCarbon Red Disks

NB24 - AeroCarbon Blue

NB24 - AeroCarbon Black

Waiting list

If you've just jumped on the bandwagon and want to go behind the scenes with us, sign up to the waiting list. You'll enjoy full access to the whole collection and receive exclusive info about the next pre-orders!

NB24 AeroCarbon - high-density aeronautical carbon fiber

Extremely strong, carbon fiber is one of those technical materials that combines perfectly with mechanical watchmaking magic. But we didn't want any old carbon fiber, we wanted the best of the best. The AeroCarbon’s case is made from a high-density aeronautical carbon fiber.

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2.5x more resistant to bending than steel

2x lighter than titanium and 4x lighter than steel

Very dense and watertight without a titanium chamber

NB24 Ti5 -
Grade 5 Titanium

Titanium offers the comfortable advantage of being around twice as light as steel. For our NB24 chronograph, we opted for grade 5 titanium. It's more expensive than grade 2, but it offers double the toughness and finer detail in the finishing.

2x tougher than grade 2 titanium and steel

2x lighter than steel

What's the purpose of the oscillating weight?

So-called 'automatic' mechanical movements are fitted with an oscillating weight that recharges the watch through 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.

NB24 Peripheral oscillating weight

Standard oscillating weight


Dial-side peripheral oscillating weight

The peripheral weight is a real technical feat, today mastered by only a handful of brands. We've already fitted one to our X41 movement, but for our NB24 chronograph we're going even further by making it visible on the dial side. It's a defining feature found on very few pieces, and even then at astronomical prices! Pure watchmaking magic.

Reduction in movement thickness

More transparency to showcase the mechanical beauty

A technical feat achieved by only a handful of brands

Numbered
edition

In order to produce exceptional mechanical watches, we call on the best. These are local manufactures with unique expertise who perform the finishing touches by hand. That's why NB24 watches are only produced in small, numbered series.

Numbered
Creator Edition

CODE41 is more than a brand, it's a movement, people powered watchmaking. The aim is to devise the creation of a watch as an extraordinary adventure to which everyone can contribute.

Here are your benefits for supporting the NB24 project:

  • You'll become a Creator member of the NB24 project
  • You'll receive a numbered piece engraved with 'CREATOR EDITION'
  • You'll enjoy a launch price much lower than the future price
  • You'll enjoy a special 3-year guarantee instead of 2
  • You'll enjoy other benefits in future projects


NB24 - The realization of a dream

The NB24 encapsulates the story of our ambassador Nigel Bailly and his dream of taking part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. When this young paraplegic driver shared with us his passion and determination in 2017, we were immediately drawn in and decided to accompany him in his adventure.

After 3 years of relentless work, Nigel will take part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2021, thus proving that nothing is impossible. Nigel, your courage and determination are an inspiration. Regardless of where you finish, you're already a champion to us! This chrono project is dedicated to you.

The NB24 watch is more than Swiss-made

For a watch to be considered Swiss-made, 60% of its value must come from Switzerland, it's movement must be Swiss, and it must be assembled in Switzerland. The NB24 project has managed almost 85% and comfortably exceeds the requirements. Such a large quantity of Swiss components is very rare! And yet the NB24 watches will bear no mention of being Swiss-made, because CODE41 has been opposed to this misleading label since the beginning.

The NB24 project represents unbeatable magic and value for money.


Total transparency

With our TTO label (Total Transparency on Origin), we've put 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.

Costs and origin

Component / ProcessCost inc TaxesOrigin
Movement1'056 $Swiss
Titanium case, transparent back167 $China
Dial56 $China
Leather strap, deployment clasp31 $Italy/China
Assembly43 $Swiss
Packaging22 $China
Logistic44 $Swiss
Design & developement56 $Swiss
Total production costs1'474 $
Component / ProcessCost inc TaxesOrigin
Movement1'056 $Swiss
AeroCarbon case, transparent back383 $France/Ukraine
Dial56 $China
Leather strap, deployment clasp31 $Italy/China
Assembly43 $Swiss
Packaging22 $China
Logistic44 $Swiss
Design & developement56 $Swiss
Total production costs1'691 $

Unbeatable magic
and value for money

Direct distribution, minimal mark-ups and transparency on costs are just some of the criteria that allow us to offer the NB24 at a price that our competitors just can't match.

Direct Distribution
Minimal markups required for profitability
NB24
~4'000 $
Transparence on costs
NB24
~4'000 $
Traditionnal Distribution
High markups luxury market positionning
Fine Watchmaking
~20'000 $
Hidden costs
Fine Watchmaking
~20'000 $

The retail price is not the result of market positioning, but rather a direct reflection of the costs of production.

Technical information

MovementNB24 cam-driven manufacture chronograph 
DisplayHours, minutes, second-chronograph in center
30-minute chronograph disk at 3 o'clock / Second disk at 9 o'clock / Date at 6 o'clock
Nighttime displayLuminova-coated hands and indices
Water resistance10 ATM. Individually tested in pressurised chamber
WeightNB24 Titanium: 78 grams / 108 grams with leather strap
NB24 AeroCarbon: 64 grams / 94 grams with leather strap
DimensionsDiameter: 42mm / Thickness: 13.7mm
Strap24mm lug width / Simple tool-free assembly system

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Exceptional movement, exceptional manufacturer

The development of a manufacture movement isn't something you can just improvise. In addition, the chronograph is one of the most specialist watch complications. That's why we've called on one of the best specialists in the field. Based in the heartland of Swiss watchmaking, the manufacturer Concepto was founded in 2006, and today boasts a team of 120 people who handle all of the watchmaking expertise in-house. In other words, we're in safe hands.

No risk, just pleasure

Special 3-year guarantee instead of 2

In the event of technical issues, your watch will be collected and repaired at our expense and as quickly as possible.

Free cancelation policy

As long as your order has not yet been dispatched, you can cancel it free of charge at any time.

30-day return policy

If you are not completely satisfied with your NB24, you have 30 days from the day of receipt to send it back free of charge, unused and in its original packaging.


Frequently asked questions

What are the conditions of cancelation and return?

As long as your order has not yet been dispatched, you can cancel it free of charge or change your choice of strap, while stocks last. From the day of delivery you have 30 days to send it back free of charge, unused and in its original packaging, 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 the customs duties and VAT applicable to your country to b calculated and paid. So you won't have to pay anything upon receiving your watch.

Why does it not say Swiss Made on CODE41 watches?

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. That means that a Swiss Made watch may be of great quality while a large part of its components come from abroad.

For greater clarity, we've banked on total transparency and chosen both Swiss and foreign components for their defining features and value for money, rather than to meet the criteria of a misleading label. That's why, although the majority of our models comfortably satisfy the criteria, we've decided not to put the Swiss Made label on our watches.

How does the CODE41 pre-order system work?

To avoid excess stock, the gray market and any waste, we decided on a pre-order system. It seemed more logical to only produce the quantities that have already been sold. For that reason, we launch pre-orders for a new edition once or twice a year, each for a period of 2 to 4 weeks. We're generally ready for delivery 8 months later. While you're waiting, we enable you to experience the birth of your watch with a lot of videos and photos.

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

For this first pre-order campaign, NB24 watches will be covered by a special 3-year guarantee instead of 2. In the event of technical issues, all you need to do is contact us and we'll arrange both the collection and return of your watch, as well as its restoration.

Are the straps compatible with all CODE41 watches?

The NB24 watches have a lug width of 24mm. The straps are compatible with the ANOMALY-01, ANOMALY-02 AND X41 watches. The DAY41 37 and 40mm watches, on the other hand, have  lug width of 21mm, and require straps which are not suitable for the other collections.

Why is the NB24 watch cheaper than the X41?

Since the beginning at CODE41, the retail price has always been a direct reflection of the costs of production, rather than a result of market positioning. We're committed to staying by your side and every day we're fighting to get the best value for money, with any savings passed on directly in the retail price. A big hello, by the way, to Valérien, the director of Concepto, who'll back me up on that last point, as we've had multiple tense conversations about prices ;)

Whether it's the X41 or the NB24, in both cases we're talking about Fine Watchmaking movements. But even though our chronograph might be more complex, we've ended up with a much lower cost of production because it's one of Concepto's specialties. So we benefit from economy of scale with a good number of the parts also used in their other movements. Otherwise, the price of the NB24 movement would be 3 to 4 times more expensive.

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  1. Juan Ignacio Gazeau says:

    Buenas tardes,
    Por lo que veo no teneis stok de ningun modelo?..
    Hace 30 años que gengo un Rolex GMT y la verdad es que me vendria bien cambiar de reloj, pero eso de esperar no lo llevo bien.

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Hola Juan,

      Tenemos stock del Anomaly-01 y del Anomaly-02. Son los dos únicos modelos que se envían directamente y llegan en un plazo de tres a cinco días.

      Para los demás proyectos, trabajamos con pedidos previos y creamos los relojes una vez cerrados los pedidos. Esto nos permite fabricar sólo los relojes que necesitamos y ayuda a reducir los costes (puede ver todos los costes de producción en la sección TTO del sitio web).

      Espero que esto ayude a aclarar un poco las cosas. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en llamarnos. Estaré encantado de explicarle con más detalle lo que hacemos 🙂

  2. blagnat0@libertysurf.fr says:

    Bonjour,
    Superbe montre à un prix top et très intéressant vu la qualité de fabrication.
    Dans l’hypothèse d’une précommande, je souhaiterais quelques précisions sur les modes de paiement.
    Vous acceptez le paiement par carte bancaire, comptant bien sûr, et en plusieurs fois, c’est à dire en 4 fois sans frais sous couvert de celle-ci ou plus?
    Cordialement.

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Bonjour,

      Pour la première édition de la NB24, nous avons accepté les modes de paiement suivants :

      – Paiement intégral par carte de crédit
      – Paiement en quatre mensualités égales par carte de crédit (sans frais supplémentaires)
      – Paiement intégral par virement bancaire

      Je pense que nous ferons de même pour la future édition de cet automne 🙂

  3. Phil Champ says:

    Beautiful Engineering!
    NB24 Aero carbon red discs & Titanium red discs.
    Can you email me the costs in GBP for the UK
    Thanks

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Hi Phil,

      I’m glad to see that you like our watches 🙂

      If you have signed up for the waiting list, you should be able to see the collection including the prices in GBP (prices are shown based on the country that you select at the bottom of the page)

      Do not hesitate to send us a message or call us if you have any questions about our projects!

      Wishing you a nice day!

  4. R. Alain Glauser says:

    Merci de me signaler si une montre NB24 se libère avant l’automne et svp m’indiquer sa configuration.
    Salut

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Bonjour Alain,

      Je me suis permis de t’ajouter à la liste d’attente pour le NB24. De cette façon, tu seras informé de toute disponibilité future 🙂

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Grazie, Saverio!

      L’NB24 parte da circa 3’950 CHF. Se ti iscrivi alla lista d’attesa, potrai vedere i modelli disponibili e i prezzi. Prevediamo di lanciare i preordini in autunno. Qual è il tuo modello preferito?

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Hola Julio,

      Sí, podemos enviar nuestros relojes a las Islas Canarias. ¿Se ha apuntado a la lista de espera de este proyecto?

  5. Allan Dyson says:

    I would like to place an order for MB24 in stainless with large face. Could you confirm price, ordering process.and delivery date

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Hi Allan,

      Thank you for your comment. T NB24 starts at around 3’950 CHF. We are planning to launch the new pre-orders this fall.
      Once we have received the pre-orders, we will begin to create the watches which can take around eight to ten months. As soon as the watch is ready, we will send you your numbered timepiece 🙂

      Do you know which version is your favourite? Have you seen all of the different models?

      Wishing you a great day,

  6. Raouf says:

    Vraiment très bien un design qui vient del future un montre de l’avant Time j’aime bien d’avoir une
    Merci de l’expetion

  7. Mark says:

    One thing I don’t understand is why watches have titanium cases when you really want it on the back for the inert properties as it’s the back that touches the skin. Love this watch too

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Hi Mark!

      Thank you for you comment. Indeed it is the back that touches the skin but also the lugs, strap, etc which is part of the reason why everything should be in titanium.
      There is also a question of weight and durability which is why we use titanium grade 5 in our watches 😉
      We also have the Aerocarbon version which we are very happy with. did you see this model too?

      Wishing you a great day!