Human-powered watchmaking

The first edition of this fabulous X41 project saw the light of day in March 2019. Having already disrupted the hushed world of watchmaking by offering total transparency on origin and costs and giving power to the community, we wanted to go even further this time by making Fine Watchmaking accessible to as many as possible. 

That's how the X41 came to be, emancipated from the luxury image usually associated with Fine Watchmaking. The watchword: focusing on the superior expertise of Swiss watchmakers and the high quality of the components. The result: an exceptional piece with unbeatable magic and value for money.

Pre-orders for the Edition 6 are now over, and what a resounding success!

275
Pieces sold

Total value of
1'781'618 CHF

27
Countries

Start the stopwatch: pre-orders are now open!

The X41 is back with an Edition 6 that's full of innovations. Hurry up: pre-orders are only open for a short time!

 
 

Total pre-orders

CHF 420'673

Remaining pieces

0/150

Estimated delivery:
Feb/Mar 2023

52/150

Estimated delivery:
Mar/Apr 2023

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Price: from 6,000 CHF

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What makes the X41 project so exceptional?

Exclusive movement just for the CODE41 community

Peripheral oscillating weight, mastered by only a handful of brands

Movement 100% designed, produced and assembled in Switzerland in limited series

Finished and assembled by hand

First community movement in Fine Watchmaking

A spectacular, transparent Sapphire case for the Edition 6

They're talking about us

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The first X41s bring joy!

Check out our interview with Laurent, who we met at his home. One of the first X41 Creator members, this watchmaking enthusiast tells us everything he has to say about CODE41 and the X41. 

A few words from our members

Strong design -
High-tech materials

The X41 is available in three exceptional materials: Sapphire, AeroCarbon and grade 5 Titanium. First-class materials which reflect the strong, technical character of the case and dial. Each model is offered with a wide range of interchangeable straps.

X41 - Titanium Blue

X41 - Titanium Green

X41 - Titanium Black

X41 - Titanium Rainbow

X41 - Titanium Grey

X41 - AeroCarbon Blue

X41 - AeroCarbon Green

X41 - AeroCarbon Black

X41 - AeroCarbon Rainbow

X41 - AeroCarbon Grey

X41 - Sapphire Blue

X41 - Sapphire Green

X41 - Sapphire Black

X41 - Sapphire Rainbow

X41 - Sapphire Grey

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X41 Sapphire - striking beauty, spectacular transparency

For the Edition 6, we're offering one of the most exclusive and sought-after materials in watchmaking: sapphire. Spectacular, complicated to work and devoid of any imperfection, our case made entirely of sapphire allows the beating heart of the X41 to be admired as never before. Fine Watchmaking in its purest form.

100% transparent

2x lighter than steel

Extremely hard, not far from diamond

The sapphire case, a very complex technical challenge to take on

The X41's sapphire case represented a technical challenge of the highest order. It is very complex and takes longer to work than any other material in watchmaking, at each stage of its production: machining, polishing, drilling, up to and including assembly.

Very demanding, sapphire doesn't allow for any errors in design or cutting. Incidentally, diamond is the only mineral in the world that's harder than sapphire!

We wanted to give the X41 the finest setting possible, even though sapphire was until now offered by only a few Fine Watchmaking brands, and even then at astronomical prices. The reason? It's very costly to produce: 3,600 CHF compared to 160 CHF for a titanium case; in other words, 22 times more expensive! Faithful as ever to our principles, we've done everything we can to offer this exceptional material at, quite simply, the best possible price.


X41 AeroCarbon - high-density aerospace carbon fiber

The AeroCarbon's case is made from a high-density carbon fiber used in aeronautics. Made for us on demand in France, the blocks are made up of over 300 layers, each positioned at 90º to the previous and compacted under 10 bars of pressure in an autoclave oven.

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2.5x more resistant to bending than steel

2x lighter than titanium and 4x lighter than steel

Watertight without titanium chamber

X41 Ti5 - Grade 5 Titanium

Titanium offers the comfortable advantage of being around two times lighter than steel. For this new edition, we've chosen grade 5 titanium instead of the grade 2 previously used. It is more expensive, but it is more resistant to scratches and offers finer detail in the finishing.

2x stronger than titanium grade 2 and steel

2x lighter than steel

What defines a Fine Watchmaking movement?

These are movements made in short production runs (around 50 to 1,000) according to an exclusive design and architecture. They are finished and assembled by hand. The time is typically displayed on the movement, with no dial, in order to showcase the magic of these mechanical sculptures.

X41-type Fine Watchmaking

Short run: ~50 to 1,000/year
Finished and assembled by hand
Advantages: Exceptional pieces, quintessential watchmaking, pure watchmaking art
Disadvantage: High cost ~1 000 $ to 2 500 $

"Standard" movement

Similar production to mass-produced movements, but all handled by the brand itself. Sometimes may be a simple modification of the base of a mass-produced movement.
Production: ~10,000/year
Advantage: Exclusive movement
Disadvantage: High cost ~300 $ to 800 $

Mass-produced

Automated production: ~500,000/year
Advantage: Low cost ~30 $ to 150 $
Disadvantage: Same movement used by many other brands

Exclusive peripheral oscillating weight

The peripheral weight fitted to the X41 movement is a true technical feat mastered by only a handful of brands. It allows the movement to be less thick and the mechanism to be more visible.

Click here to discover how does an oscillating weight work

Reduced thickness of the movement

More transparency to showcase the mechanical beauty

Technical feat mastered by only a handful of brands


Numbered edition

The complexity of the X41 movement and the fact that a significant number of processes are performed by hand mean a relatively long production time. For this reason, X41 watches are only produced in short numbered production runs.

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 X41 project has reached 90%, therefore surpassing the criteria significantly. Such a large quantity of Swiss components is very rare! And yet the X41 watches will bear no mention of being Swiss Made, as CODE41 has been opposed to this misleading label since the very beginning.

The X41 project means unbeatable magic and value for money.


Total transparency

With our TTO label (Total Transparency on Origin), we've placed transparency at the heart of our approach. We clearly explain the costs of production and the mark-ups required for the project to be profitable, so that we can focus on what we're really passionate about: creating high-quality mechanical watches.

Costs and origin

Component / ProcessCost inc TaxesOrigin
Movement1 862 $Swiss
Titanium case, transparent back172 $China
Assembly56 $Swiss
Leather strap, deployment clasp35 $Italy/China
Packaging22 $China
Logistic44 $Swiss
Design & developement55 $Swiss
Total production costs2 246 $
Price fromUSD 6 045
Component / ProcessCost inc TaxesOrigin
Movement1 862 $Swiss
AeroCarbon case, transparent back360 $France/Ukraine
Assembly56 $Swiss
Leather strap, deployment clasp35 $Italy/China
Packaging22 $China
Logistic44 $Swiss
Design & developement55 $Swiss
Total production costs2 434 $
Price fromUSD 6 605
Component / ProcessCost inc TaxesOrigin
Movement1 862 $Swiss
Sapphire case, transparent back3 633 $China
Assembly56 $Swiss
Leather strap, deployment clasp35 $Italy/China
Packaging22 $China
Logistic44 $Swiss
Design & developement161 $Swiss
Total production costs5 813 $
Price fromUSD 16 535

Technical information

CaseX41 Titanium: Grade 5 Titanium 43% lighter than steel
X41 AeroCarbon: AeroCarbon 2x lighter than titanium
X41 Sapphire: (second hardest natural material after diamond)
DisplayGrand Date / Hour, minute, second in center
Nighttime displayLuminova-coated hands and indices
Water resistanceX41 Titanium & X41 AeroCarbon : 10 ATM (100 meters)
X41 Sapphire: 3 ATM (30 meters)
Individually tested under pressurized chamber
WeightX41 Titanium: 55 grams / 85 grams with leather strap
X41 AeroCarbon: 45 grams / 75 grams with leather strap
X41 Sapphire: 54 grams / 84 grams with leather strap
DimensionsDiameter: 42mm / Thickness: 11.7mm
StrapLug width 24mm / Simple tool-free assembly system

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Exceptional movement, exceptional manufacturer

The development of a Haute Horlogerie manufacturing movement cannot be improvised. This is why we select our partners in a rigorous manner and call on the best designers to manufacture the X41's components. The objective remains the same: to collaborate with manufactures that are faithful to our values of transparency, high quality and watchmaking expertise.

No risk, just pure joy

Special 3-year guarantee instead of 2

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

Critical components with a history of reliability

Even though the X41 movement has been developed exclusively for our community, the reliability of its critical components was optimized a number of years ago.

30-day return policy

If you're not 100% happy with the X41, you have 30 days to return it for free, unused and in its original packaging.

Free cancellation

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


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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  1. Richardtal says:

    I’m not sure where you’re getting your info, but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for excellent information I was looking for this information for my mission.

    • Zaineb
      Zaineb says:

      Hi Richard! Our information are based on researches and a couple of years in the business. We’re glad to know that you like the chapter ! 😄

  2. dppatin@gmail.com says:

    Bonjour,
    Je suis très intéressé par votre modèle X41 Aéro Carbone Noir, quand serait-il possible de le commander ?
    Bravo pour votre démarche, enfin de la haute horlogerie plus abordable..
    Cordialement
    Didier

  3. Richardtal says:

    I am not sure where you’re getting your information, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for fantastic information I was looking for this info for my mission.

    • Zaineb
      Zaineb says:

      Which information Richard? We have references for all the information we share.

      We can’t wait to hear your point of you in the upcoming weeks! 😍

  4. JasonItave says:

    I’m not sure where you’re getting your info, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for great info I was looking for this information for my mission.

  5. mic@model61.be says:

    Ik ben heel erg geïnteresseerd om en X41 aan te kopen type X41 titanium groen met geperforeerd bruin lederen armband zoals vertoond op één van jullie foto’s (met roze mouwkleur). Hoe verder ?
    Dank bij voorbaat. Echt prachtige horloge.

    • Kasim
      Kasim says:

      Hallo Mic,

      hartelijk dank voor uw belangstelling!

      Sorry, de X41 met de groene brug kan alleen opnieuw besteld worden bij de volgende X41 pre-orders.

  6. RobertSob says:

    I’m not sure where you’re getting your info, but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for excellent information I was looking for this info for my mission.

  7. Jules says:

    Hi, great story and love the look of the X41 watch. Do you know when you’ll be accepting pre-orders for the next production run?

    • Zaineb
      Zaineb says:

      Hey Jules,

      We’re glad you like it! It’s one of our most special watches. ⌚

      We just closed the pre-order a couple of weeks ago and are yet to confirm the date of the next pre-order, but would you like me to add you to the waiting list in case we have a watch available ?

  8. Repond David says:

    Bonjour
    Ce n’est pas tout à fait à propos de ce modèle mais serait il possible de faire un mouvement avec un tourbillon?
    Ou cela augmenterait énormément le prix?

    Merci salutations

    • Zaineb
      Zaineb says:

      Bonjour David,

      Bonne nouvelle ! Nous avons déjà un projet tourbillon en cours. 🤐 Nous partagerons plus d’informations (prix y compris) dans les prochains mois 🤩

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