An exceptional mechanical piece

In March 2018, we took up a somewhat crazy project: designing an authentic Fine Watchmaking piece with our community and making it accessible to all lovers of mechanical beauty. Every edition a success:

Creator Edition + Edition 2

700
Pieces sold

Amount of
CHF  2’847’915

Edition 3

450
Pieces sold

Amount of
CHF 2’599’616

Edition 4

500
Pieces sold

Amount of
CHF 3'031'996

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Price: around 5'500 $

 
 

Quintessential watchmaking

The creation of a high-end movement is quintessential for fans of fine mechanical watchmaking. Until now, that pleasure was reserved for only the most fortunate. For their second project, the CODE41 team has decided to change all of that!

What makes the X41 project so special?

  • The chance to wear a piece of Fine Watchmaking at a price the competition can't match
  • Movement designed, manufactured and assembled entirely in Switzerland
  • Exclusive architecture and design just for the CODE41 community
  • Exclusive peripheral oscillating weight only mastered by a handful of brands
  • Price of less than 5'500 $, wheres similar pieces cost 20'000 $, and often much more
  • Finished and assembled by hand. Pure watchmaking Art

The first X41s are spreading joy !

Everything is going like a dream with the production of Edition 3. Our watchmakers are currently assembling the 297 components that make up this exceptional movement. As for the 700 pieces from the previous editions, they've already spread joy to many, despite a delay resulting from Covid-19. Some of them were even able to visit the workshops and follow the machining of their X41 movement. Pure joy !

X41 Edition 4. Perfection. Upgraded.

During the design of the very first series of the X41 project, we did everything we could to create a watch that was exceptional in every way. But for this new edition, we've raised the bar even higher with the launch of the AeroCarbon.

X41 AeroCarbon - high-density aeronautic carbon fiber

Extremely resistant and 2x lighter than titanium, carbon fiber is one of those technical materials that goes perfectly with mechanical watchmaking magic. But for our X41, we didn't want just any old carbon fiber; we wanted the best of the best. The AeroCarbon's case is made from a type of carbon fiber normally used exclusively in the aeronautics and aerospace industry. Made on demand in France, the blocks of carbon fiber are made up of over 300 layers, each positioned at 90° to the previous and then compacted under 10 bars of pressure in an autoclave oven. This process guarantees an exceptional composite 2.5 times more resistant to bending than steel. In addition, due to its high densite, the AeroCarbon is watertight without the need to add a titanium chamber, as is the case with the carbon fiber normally used in watchmaking, which is less dense and more porous.

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

The X41 collection

X41 - Titanium

X41 - Titanium Black

X41 - Titanium Blue

X41 - AeroCarbon Black

X41 - AeroCarbon Black

Waiting list

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What defines a high-end movement?

These are limited edition movements (around 50 to 1,000) made according to an exclusive design and architecture. The finishing and assembly are performed by hand. The time is generally displayed on the movement, without a dial, in order to showcase the magic of these mechanical sculptures.

X41-Style fine-watchmaking

Little series : ~50 à 1,000/year
The finishing and assembly are performed by hand.
Advantages : Exceptional pieces, quintessential watchmaking, pure watchmaking art
Disadvantages : High cost CHF 1'000 to CHF 2'500

« Standard » Manufacture

Methods of production are similar to industrial movements, but the various processes are handled by the brand. In some cases, they are simply modified industrial movement bases.
Production : ~10,000/year
Advantages : Exclusive movement
Disadvantages : High cost ~CHF 300 to CHF 800

Industrial

Automated Production : ~500,000/year
Advantages : Low cost ~CHF 30 to CHF 150
Disadvantages : Movement is used by a large number of brands


Exclusive peripheral oscillating weight

The peripheral weight fitted to the X41 movement is a symbol of the genuine technical feats achieved by only a handful of brands. Many big-name brands have already attempted to integrate such a feature, often only to abandon it because the ball bearing was too loud, inefficient and costly to implement. In the case of the X41 movement, after several years of development, these problems have been resolved by the brand’s partner by machining the components of the ball bearing in-house, in order to guarantee perfect dimensions and finishing.

Reduction in movement thickness

More transparency to showcase the mechanical beauty

A technical feat achieved by only a handful of brands

X41 Peripheral oscillating weight

Standard oscillating weight

Numbered edition

The complexity of the X41 movement, namely the fact that a large number of the processes are performed by hand, means a fairly long production period. That's why X41 watches are only produced in small, numbered series. Don't miss your chance to pre-order one of the few EDITION 4 pieces.


No risk, all rewards

Special 3-year guarantee instead of the usual 2

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

Critical components optimized for reliability over several years

Even though the X41 movement has been developed exclusively for our community, the critical components have been optimized for reliability over several years.

Servicing guaranteed even if we cease to exist

We are a young brand, and the fear that we might simply have ceased to exist in a few years is relevant! But don't worry, our partner is committed to guaranteeing all repairs and servicing, even if we run into some misfortune.

Free cancellation policy

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

30-day returns policy

If the X41 doesn't suit you, you have 30 days to return it for free, unused and in its original packaging.

The X41 watch is more than Swiss Made

For a watch to be Swiss Made, at least 60% of its value must come from Switzerland. The figure for the X41 project is 90%, easily exceeding this requirement. Such a high quantity of Swiss components is very rare! However, the X41 watches will bear no mention of being Swiss Made, as CODE41 has been opposed to this misleading label since the very start.

The X41 project offers unbeatable value and magic for money.


Total transparency

With our TTO label, standing for Total Transparency on Origin, we've based our approach around being transparent. We clearly explain the origin and cost of each component and each process.

Costs and origin

Component / ProcessCost inc TaxesOrigin
Movement1'705 $Swiss
Titanium case 153 $China
Leather strap, deployment clasp31 $Italy/China
Assembly32 $Swiss
Packaging22 $China
Logistic44 $Swiss
Design & developement56 $Swiss
Total production costs2'043 $
Price (next Edition) around5'500 $
Component / ProcessCost inc TaxesOrigin
Movement1'705 $Swiss
AeroCarbon case347 $France/Ukraine
Leather strap, deployment clasp31 $Italy/China
Assembly32 $Swiss
Packaging22 $China
Logistic44 $Swiss
Design & developement56 $Swiss
Total production costs2'237 $
Price (next Edition) around5'500 $

What's the secret behind such a high price/quality/magic ratio?

Fine watchmaking is inextricably associated with the world of luxury. The latter is a synonym for inaccessibility, social standing and even ostentation. These subjective criteria have the unfortunate tendency to propel prices to artificially high levels. For the X41 project we are focused on objective values, like high quality and superior expertise. The production costs and margins allowing the project to be profitable are clearly explained. Direct distribution, minimal markups and transparency on costs are all criteria that allow us to offer the X41 at a price that the competition just can't match.

Direct Distribution
Minimal markups required for profitability
X41
~5'500 $
Transparence on costs
X41
~5'500 $
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


Competition with the big brands

Some of you have made the very relevant comment that at these prices, we're going to find ourselves competing with the big brands. If your heart is set on a more prestigious name in the same price range, clearly we won't be able to compete with that. But if your attention is drawn above all to the object and its mechanics, then the X41 project offers unbeatable value and magic for money.

Technical information

CaseX41 Titanium : Grade 5 Titanium 43% lighter than steel
X41 AeroCarbon : AeroCarbon 2x lighter than titanium
GlassSapphire on front and back. Anti-reflective treatment
DisplayGrand Date / Hour, minute, second in center
Nighttime displayLuminova-coated hands and indices
Water resistance5 ATM. Individually tested in pressurised chamber
WeightX41 Titanium: 55 grams / 85 grams with leather strap
X41 AeroCarbon: 45 grams / 75 grams with leather strap
DimensionsDiameter: 42mm / Thickness: 11.7mm
Strap24mm lug width / Simple tool-free assembly system
Frequency28,800 turns per hour / 4[Hz]
Precision-2/+10 seconds per day
Power reserve45 hrs (when not in use)
Number of jewels33
Number of components297
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)

An industry-leading partner

Developing a fine manufacture movement isn't something you can make up as you go along. which is why we've called on one of the best creators in Switzerland. Timeless Manufacture are distinctive in that they create all of the components used in their movements in-house, except for the balance wheel. This is a fact that deserves to be mentioned, because it's not uncommon to find manufacture movements fitted with components from industrial movements.

TIMELESS Manufacture identity card

  • Founded: 2008
  • Complete mastery of cutting-edge watchmaking expertise
  • High-precision manufacturing department based in Geneva (40 individuals)
  • Watchmaking workshop located in Jura (10 individuals)
  • In-house production of all components except for the balance wheel

Frequently asked questions

What are the conditions of cancellation and return?

As long as your order has not yet been dispatched, you can cancel it free of charge or modify your choice of strap, while stocks last. From the date of delivery, you have 30 days to return it free of charge, unused and in its original packaging, to enjoy a full refund.

Do I need to pay import taxes upon receiving my watch?

No. We've implemented a system in our cart that allows your country's respective customs duties and VAT to be calculated and paid automatically. So you won't have to pay anything upon receipt of your watch.

Why do CODE41 watches not feature the Swiss Made label?

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. That means that a Swiss Made watch can be of great quality while still containing many components from other countries.

In the interests of clarity, we've opted for total transparency and select both Swiss and foreign components for their distinctive nature and high value for money, rather than to meet the criteria of a misleading label. That's why, even though the majority of our models comfortably meet the requirements, we've decided not to affix the Swiss Made label to our watches.

How does the CODE41 pre-order system work?

In order to avoid unsold stock, the gray market and waste, we decided to implement a pre-order system. It seemed more logical to only produce the quantities that have already been sold. Consequently, once or twice a year we launch pre-orders for a new edition over a period of 2 to 4 weeks. Delivery typically takes place 8 to 10 months later. While you wait, we allow you to experience the birth of your watch through liberal amounts of photos and videos.

Is the X41 movement COSC certified?

No. All of our X41 movements are individually tested by our watchmakers in 5 different positions and precision tuned to similar criteria as the COSC. In addition, this certification would lead to an increase of several hundreds of euros in the retail price without adding providing any real added value.

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

The X41 watches are covered by a special 3-year guarantee instead of 2 from the date of receipt. In the event of technical problems, all you need to do is contact us and we'll organize both the return transport and repair.

How are the quantities decided for each edition?

For each collection, we decide the per-batch quantity according to our suppliers' monthly production capacity. In the case of the X41 project, this will be 150 pieces per month.

During pre-orders, once the first batch has sold out, a new batch is opened with a delivery date one month later than the former. For each edition, we only produce a maximum of 3 or 4 batches.

Are the straps compatible with all CODE41 watches?

The X41 watches have a lug width of 24mm. The straps are compatible with the ANOMALY-01, ANOMALY-02, ANOMALY EVOLUTION 42mm and NB24 watches. Both the DAY41 37 and 40mm and ANOMALY EVOLUTION 38mm, on the other hand, have a lug width of 21mm and require straps which are not suitable for other models.

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    • Osman Boolakee says:

      Grande! Siamo felici di sentirlo! Non esitate a contattarci una volta che siete pronti a fare il vostro ordine 🙂

  1. SERGE BENCHAYA LEONTIEFF says:

    Bonjour ,Ayant apris que votre chrono NB24 une pure merveille,a comme base de mouvement un 7750 valjoux,J’aurais bien aimer savoir qu’elle ait le mouvement utiliser pour votre model X41,Je n’ai rien trouver dans votre site,Vous nous dite en total transparence ? Nous aimerions connaitre la base de votre mouvement,ETA,SEIKO,CITIZEN,..Ect.
    Des FANS de vos montres de MONTREAL QUEBEC.

    • Claudio
      Claudio says:

      Bonjour Serge, la NB24 se base sur une architecture similaire au 7750 mais ce ne sont pas des mouvements 7750 qui sont utilisés. Tous les composants sont fabriqués en interne par notre partenaire.
      Concernant la X41, il n’y a pas de base.
      Salutations de la Suisse 🙂

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Bonjour Valentin,

      La première édition (créateur) de tous les projets a un prix avantageux par rapport aux éditions suivantes. C’est notre façon de remercier ceux qui financent le projet et nous aident à tout mettre en route lors de la création d’une nouvelle montre 🙂

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Hi Martin,

      We are thinking about it. It is one of the types of watches that we would like to produce in the future but not the only one!
      I hope that we’ll have some official news sometime soon 😀

    • Kasim
      Kasim says:

      Tut mir leid, wir bieten nur Armbänder mit Falschließe an. Auf unserer X41 Uhren passen aber auch andere Universelle Armbänder, wichtig ist nur dass die Breite 24 mmm beträgt.

  2. Karl Heinz Böhmer says:

    Schönen guten Tag!
    Erlaube mir anzufragen ob ich bei der nächsten Lieferung der X41 dabei bin, zumal bereits 3 X 1000,–€ von meiner Master Card abgebucht wurden.#
    Hab auch keine Lieferbestätigung. Bitte klären Sie mich bitte auf. Herzlichen Dank in voraus mit freundlichen Grüßen aus der Weststeiermark

    • Kasim
      Kasim says:

      Schönen guten Tag Herr Böhmer!
      Sie haben bei uns eine aktive NB24 Vorbestellung.
      Die Lieferung ist für November/Dezember dieses Jahres geplannt, sobald es nähere Informationen dazu gibt werden wir Sie per Email informieren.

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Ciao Giuseppe!

      Mi sono permesso di aggiungerti alla lista d’attesa di questo orologio. Questo significa che riceverai una Email quest’estate per avvisarti di quando avremo i preordini 😉

  3. Michael Ehrenhard says:

    Einen schönen guten Abend,
    ich habe soeben meine X41 ausgepackt .Ich bin begeistert und freue mich so ein schönes Stück tragen zu dürfen.
    Meine Hochachtung vor dem ganzen Team und den Machern-Ihr habt bei mir Emotionen geweckt und das sollten solche Uhren auch tuen.
    Mit besten Wünschen für die Zukunft
    M.Ehrenhard

  4. Jesús Gallego says:

    Señores:
    Me gustaría comprar el reloj X41 Titanio interior azul, con correa de cuero beige perforada.
    Me pueden decir el precio de venta para su envío a España y tiempo de servicio del reloj.?
    Gracias.

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Buenos días Jesús,

      Este reloj para España cuesta al rededor de unos €5’580. Si está interesado, puede inscribirse a la lista de espera.
      De esta manera, será el primero a ser informado cuando vayamos a lanzar los pedidos anticipados este verano. Une vez pedido, el X41 se demora unos 8-10 meses en ser creado 🙂

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