Highly complex, highly emotional… Edition 2!

Beginning in April 2020, the adventure surrounding our NB24 chronograph has been rich in sudden developments. After 9 months of enthralling progress by your side, we launched pre-orders for the Creator Edition in January 2021. And what a phenomenal success: 1,380 pieces sold for a total of 5,298,394 CHF! Your enthusiasm surpassed all our expectations, and many were unable to get their hands on one of our chronographs. Infuriating, we know, but you had to be very quick!

If you didn't get the chance to purchase your own Creator Edition NB24, pre-orders are open for the Edition 2 from November 24 2021 until December 16 2021. It's your opportunity to get your hands on a chronograph featuring both an exceptional movement and a dial-side peripheral weight!

Beginning in April 2020, the adventure surrounding our NB24 chronograph has been rich in sudden developments. After 9 months of enthralling progress by your side, we launched pre-orders for the Creator Edition in January 2021. And what a phenomenal success: 1,380 pieces sold for a total of 5,298,394 CHF! Your enthusiasm surpassed all our expectations, and many were unable to get their hands on one of our chronographs. Infuriating, we know, but you had to be very quick!

Fortunately, we thought of YOU, and you can already mark the date in your diary: 11.24.2021! Yes, you read that right: we're back with Edition 2 of our NB24 chronograph! It's the ideal opportunity to acquire this exceptional timepiece, which we're all extremely proud of here at CODE41. 

Beginning in April 2020, the adventure surrounding our NB24 chronograph has been rich in sudden developments. After 9 months of enthralling progress by your side, we launched pre-orders for the Creator Edition in January 2021 and for the Edition 2 in November 2021. What a phenomenal success: xxx pieces sold for a total of xxxxx CHF! Your enthusiasm  surpassed all our expectations; thanks a million for your trust and support.

If you didn't get the chance to get your own NB24 then, don't miss out on the next edition: sign up to the waiting list!

1380
Pieces sold

Amount of
5'298'394 CHF

39
Countries

On your marks, set...
Don't miss pre-orders for Edition 2!

 
 

If you too missed out on pre-orders for the Creator Edition (it happens, no big deal!), get on board for the launch of Edition 2 from 11.24.2021. To avoid missing out, sign up to the waiting list below to receive exclusive information!

Waiting list for Edition 3

Missed out on pre-orders for the Edition 2? Don't worry, sign up to the waiting list and you'll be the first to know when Edition 3 becomes available!

Price: from USD 5205

Go: pre-orders are open!

It's now or never if you want the chance to get your own NB24 Edition 2. Hurry up: pre-orders are only open for a limited time!

 
 

Total pre-orders

CHF 1'081'843

Remaining pieces

184/400

Estimated delivery :
Oct 2022

800/400

Estimated delivery :
Nov 2022

1200/400

Estimated delivery :
Dec 2022


NB24 Edition 2: what makes it an exceptional timepiece?

Exclusive movement just for the CODE41 community

Dial-side peripheral oscillating weight, a very rare technical feat

Movement designed, produced and assembled entirely in Switzerland in short production runs

The best value for money in mechanical watchmaking

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 and at that price?

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 “Valjoux” 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.

First NB24 delivery: the opinion of a Creator member!

Through a lot of persistence and determination, we managed complete production of the NB24 Creator Edition without any problems! We avoided the obstacles of the last 18 months (shortage of raw materials, difficulty in acquiring supplies, limited workforce since the coronavirus crisis) while succeeding in staying on the course that we'd set ourselves!

With production of batch nº1 finished, the first members to receive their orders were delighted with their NB24 chronograph. Check out the video attached to witness the CODE41 team delivering a Creator member's NB24 in person, and that member's thoughts on their new timepiece: 

A pronounced sporty design and cutting-edge materials

The NB24 chronograph 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 with a wide range of interchangeable straps, including our latest addition: the R41 rubber strap, available in 5 different colors!

Titanium Green

Titanium Black

Titanium Red Disks

Titanium Blue

AeroCarbon Green

AeroCarbon Red Disks

AeroCarbon Blue

AeroCarbon Black

Sign up to the NB24 Edition 2 waiting list!

To ensure that you don't miss out on this second edition of our iconic chronograph, sign up to the waiting list below and receive all of the information on this model!

Sign up to the waiting list for the NB24 Edition 3!

Has Edition 2 of our NB24 slipped from your grasp leaving you unable to pre-order your own? No need to panic: sign up to the waiting list below and you'll be the first to know as soon as Edition 3 is ready for lift-off!

Price: from USD 5205

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

Ultra-light, ultra-resistant grade 5 titanium

Titanium offers the convenient advantage of being two times lighter than steel. For our NB24 chronograph, we've gone with grade 5 titanium. It's certainly more expensive than grade 2 (which is much more sensitive to scratches), but it offers significantly better toughness (up to 2x more) and allows the finishing to be applied with much better quality. Once again, we've selected the must-have option for you!

2x tougher than grade 2 titanium and steel

2x lighter than steel

Dial-side peripheral oscillating weight

The peripheral weight is a true technical feat, today mastered by only a handful of brands. We had already integrated one into our X41 movement, but for our NB24 chronograph, we went even further by making it visible on the dial side. It's a distinctive feature found very rarely in Fine Watchmaking pieces, and even then often at stratospheric prices.

Reduction in movement thickness

More transparency to showcase the mechanical beauty

A technical feat achieved by only a handful of brands

By the way, what is the purpose of an oscillating weight?

Click here to discover how does an oscillating weight work

Numbered
edition

In order to produce exceptional mechanical pieces, we call on the best craftspeople around. We're talking about local factories in possession of unique expertise who apply the finishing touches by hand. As a result, NB24 watches are only produced in short numbered series.

In order to produce exceptional mechanical pieces, we call on the best craftspeople around. We're talking about local factories in possession of unique expertise who apply the finishing touches by hand. As a result, NB24 watches are only produced in short numbered series. Don't miss your chance to pre-order one of the few NB24 Edition 2 pieces.


NB24
The realization of a dream

Actually, where does the "NB" in our NB24 come from? Our chronograph takes its initials from our ambassador Nigel Bailly, a young paraplegic racing driver who on August 21 and 22 2021 realized a lifelong dream as he achieved the feat of participating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans! 

It is thanks to his unfailing determination and resilience in the face of any challenge, values that we hold dear here at CODE41, that Nigel pulled off a double victory: triumphing over adversity and finishing this legendary race while achieving a top-notch time. We're proud to dedicate this chronograph to an athlete driven by the same aims as us: pushing one's limits and perseverance.

NB24: much more than “Swiss Made”!

Did you know? For a watch to be Swiss Made, at least 60% of its value must come from Switzerland, its movement must be Swiss, and it must be assembled in Switzerland. Our NB24 project reaches a total of almost 85%, thus easily surpassing the "Swiss Made" criteria. Such a high concentration of Swiss components is very rare! And yet for all that, the NB24 watches will bear no mention of being Swiss Made, as CODE41 has been opposed to this misleading label since the very beginning.


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
Movement1'516 $Swiss
Titanium case, transparent back187 $China
Dial60 $China
Leather strap, deployment clasp? USDItaly/China
Assembly71 $Swiss
Packaging22 $China
Logistic44 $Swiss
Design & developement55 $Swiss
Total production costs1'991 $
Price starting fromUSD 5205
Component / ProcessCost inc TaxesOrigin
Movement1'516 $Swiss
AeroCarbon case, transparent back379 $France/Ukraine
Dial60 $China
Leather strap, deployment clasp? USDItaly/China
Assembly71 $Swiss
Packaging22 $China
Logistic44 $Swiss
Design & developement55 $Swiss
Total production costs1'940 $
Price starting fromUSD 5650

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. Suffice to say that you're in good 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

Will I have to pay import taxes upon receipt of my order?

We've implemented a system in our cart that automatically calculates and pays your country's respective customs duties and VAT, in locations where this is possible. So you won't have anything to pay when you receive your watch.

For some locations, this option does not exist, and we don't calculate these customs duties into your cart, meaning you'll have to pay said duties at the moment of delivery.

Why doesn’t it say Swiss Made on the 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 9 months later. While you're waiting, we enable you to experience the birth of your watch with a lot of videos and photos.

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 Edition 2 more expensive than the Creator Edition?

CODE41 is a community project: the aim is to bring enthusiasts together around a watchmaking project in order to make it a reality. Therefore, production is only launched once a minimum number of members support the project. To say thanks to these people, we grant them a special launch price for the Creator Edition, which just allows us to cover our costs, with no profits. The following series are offered at a "normal" price, though of course this price still remains much lower than that of similar pieces.

Why has the price of the movement increased since the Creator Edition?

Complex and delicate, the production of the NB24's movement has required a lot more manual operations than expected. Although the base takes its inspiration from the architecture of the celebrated Valjoux 7750, a well-known and recognized movement, the modifications that we've made to it have required the production of new components, extending the time needed for production and assembly. In addition, the dial-side peripheral weight has proven more costly than expected, marred by the coronavirus crisis which has led to a shortage of raw materials and a higher cost for the heavy segment.

And yet for all that, we can't stop spoiling our community, and putting you into a difficult economic situation was out of the question; therefore, despite the increase in the cost of the movement, we've exceptionally maintained the minimum mark-up that we applied to the Creator Edition for the Edition 2 (reduced in comparison with the mark-up usually applied to the second editions of our models).

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  1. Narain Chanrai says:

    Hi there. I have a large wrist. Do you make any watches that have a 44mm diameter? Also, do you ship to overseas destinations?
    Thanks
    Regards
    N G Chanrai

    • Boolakee Osman
      Boolakee Osman says:

      Hi 🙂

      Thank you for your interest in our watches !

      Unfortunately, we do not have 44mm case in our collection at the moment, but we are wrking on a new project, and it might come…it is too soon to tell. Our NB24 of 42mm might fit your wrist as its design is quite bold 🙂 And you have a right of return of 30 days from the date of delivery.

      Also, yes, we do deliver overseas, depending on the country as long at it is listed on the bottom of our page :). Otherwise, do not hesitate to contact us directly through our contact form 🙂

    • Boolakee Osman
      Boolakee Osman says:

      Bonjour Thomas !

      Quel plaisir de lire votre commentaire et de voir que vous êtes satisfait de votre NB24 ! 🤩

      Quel modèle avez-vous reçu ? Tous les regards sont maintenant sur votre poignet ? 😎

  2. John Sekula says:

    Nice looking chrono and I’d suggest that you include more detail on your straps and bracelet (eg, materials, clasps, sizes, etc) on your main website (perhaps with drop-down menu?) rather than only on ordering. Sad to see bracelet clasp is steel, on a Ti (grade 2) bracelet?

    • Boolakee Osman
      Boolakee Osman says:

      Hi John !

      Thank you for your suggestions !

      Yes, our clasps are only in stainless steel, even on our Titanium bracelets and it is not to date to have it in Titanium yet. Regarding our website, it is already planned to update it on a new version 😁 but you will have to wait a while to discover its new style 😎

      Wishing you a great day !

  3. perez alain says:

    Bonjour, j’ai commandé ma NB24 le 4 février 2021, et je suis impatient de la recevoir, pouvez-vous me dire quand je devrais être livré?

    • Boolakee Osman
      Boolakee Osman says:

      Bonjour Alain,

      Merci pour votre commentaire ! On est tout aussi impatient de vous livrer votre NB24 🤩

      Votre montre est prévue pour une livraison en décembre / janvier. Vous recevrez de plus amples informations par email une fois que votre NB24 sera prête pou expédition 😊

      Merci de votre patience !

  4. Didier 0025/1333 says:

    Coucou à toute l’équipe de code 41.
    Belle publicité TV pour votre superbe code41 NB24.
    J’ai reçu la mienne il y a quelques jours, elle est SUPERBE.
    J’attends avec impatience le 8 décembre à 19 h.
    Cordialement.

  5. Richert Thierry says:

    Bonjour,
    après dix mois d’attente (qui ont passé vite), j’ai reçu ma NB24 CREATOR EDITION.
    Quelle merveille et quelle fierté de la porter avec son poids presque plume;
    De la très belle ouvrage, merci CODE41.
    Une petite question tout de même : pourquoi la version bleue est-elle plus chère ?
    Cordialement.

  6. Jean Noël PERRIN says:

    Bonjour,
    J’ai reçu ma NB24 hier
    Elle est magnifique, au-delà de mes espérances
    C’est un réel plaisir de la porter…
    Bravo à toute l’équipe de Code 41 et continuez à nous proposer d’autres projets d’aussi bonne qualité

    • Boolakee Osman
      Boolakee Osman says:

      Bonjour Jean-Noel,

      Merci à vous d’avoir partagé votre avis avec notre communauté ! Cela nous fait très plaisir de lire que vous êtes entièrement satisfait de votre NB24 ! On est sûr qu’elle fera beaucoup d’effet autour de vous !

      Envoyez nous une petite photo à l’occasion ! 😎📷😉

  7. Luisier Serge says:

    Bonjour,
    J’ai reçu ma NB24 plus tôt qu’annoncé et j’en suis très heureux! Elle est tout simplement magnifique et je ne regrette pas mon achat.
    Merci pour cet excellent travail!

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