X41 - Fine-watchmaking manufacture movement

Create the first community-designed manufacture movement and democratize Fine Watchmaking.

Preorder March 2019

Pieces: 700
Amount: CHF 2,847,915

Preorder November 2019

Pieces: 450
Amount: CHF 2,599,616

Thanks a million!

The 2nd pre-order for the X41 project is closed. A huge thanks to all the dreamers who believe in our work! Your enthusiasm has exceded all of our expectations.

Waiting list

A new series may be made available in a few months. You can already sign up below to be added to the waiting list. Price: from $ 5390.

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?

  1. The chance to wear a piece of Fine Watchmaking at a price the competition can't match
  2. Limited edition movement designed, manufactured and assembled entirely in Switzerland
  3. Exclusive architecture and design just for the CODE41 community
  4. Exclusive peripheral oscillating weight only mastered by a handful of brands
  5. Launch price of less than 5,500€, whereas similar pieces cost 20,000€, and often much more
  6. Finished and assembled by hand. Pure watchmaking Art

Production of the first series is going wonderfully!

The first X41 pre-orders took place in March 2019, and it was an unbelievable success! 700 watches (500 Creator Editions and 200 Edition 2s) were sold within 30 days for a total of 2,847,915 CHF. Production is on schedule and the first pieces will be delivered in December, as planned. A lucky few among the first to order last March were able to visit the workshops and follow the machining and assembly of their X41 movement live. How happy they were.

X41 collection

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.

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.
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 3 pieces.

No risk, all rewards

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.
COMPONENT / PROCESS COST ORIGIN
MOVEMENT 1,620 CHF / 1,435 € SWISS
TITANIUM CASE, TRANSPARENT BACK 145 CHF / 128 € CHINA
LEATHER STRAP, DEPLOYMENT CLASP 30 CHF / 26 € ITALY/CHINA
ASSEMBLY 30 CHF / 26 € SWISS
PACKAGING 25 CHF / 22 € CHINA
TOTAL exVAT 1,850 CHF / 1,637 €

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.
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.

Other technical information

Frequency 28,800 turns per hour / 4[Hz]
Crystal Scratch resistant sapphire crystal (front and back)
Pivots Tempered rolled steel. High-quality treatment which prevents premature wearing of the pivots
Adjustment to 5 positions Each movement has been tested for precision in 5 positions. (Industrial movements: in general, 1 in every 50 units is tested in only 2 or 3 positions)
Weight 55 grams / 85 grams with leather strap
Dimensions Diameter: 42mm / Thickness: 11.7mm
Interchangeable strap 24mm / Simple assembly with no need for tools

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 for cancellation and returns?
As long as your order has not yet been dispatched, you can cancel it free of charge, or modify your choice of strap (according to availability). For Edition 3, it is only possible to change the color of the bridges and/or hands until January 30 2020. After delivery, you will have 30 days to return your order for free, unused and in its original packaging, in order 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 us to calculate and pay your country's respective customs duties and VAT. This means you won't have to pay anything upon receipt of your watch.
Are the X41 movements COSC certified?
No. All of our X41 movements are tested individually by our watchmakers in 5 different positions, and precisely adjusted according to criteria similar to the COSC. In addition, this certification would require us to increase the retail price by several hundred euros, without providing any real added value.
Why has the price gone up since the first pre-orders in March?
CODE41 isn't a brand in the traditional sense of the term, it's more of a community project. The aim is to bring enthusiasts together around a watchmaking project in order to make it a reality. Production isn't launched until a minimum number of members are supporting the project. To say thanks to these people, we offer them a launch price that just allows us to cover our costs, with no profit. The following series are offered at a "normal" price, though this price remains much, much lower than that of similar pieces.
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In the X41 workshop with the Master Watchmaker

In the heart of the Swiss Jura, plunged into the Haute Horlogerie workshop where the X41s are manufactured by Damien and his team
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Phase 2: production!

Here's a bit of news on phase 2 of the X41 project.
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Finalization

Finalization of the movement and design of the case.
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06

Case design and titanium validated

Steel : 473 votes
Titanium : 2013 votes
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Prototypes, case design and costs

The design of the movement has been approved and the prototypes are in production. Presentation of the design of the box. Detailed announcement of the production costs.
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Design evolution and construction

Development appreciated by the community, but with the following comments: remove the red and the arrow, and add the logo.
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03

Grande date validated

With the date : 1'690 votes
Without the date : 654 votes
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02

Rewinding by peripheral weight validated

Manual rewinding : 308 votes
Automatic rewinding : 1607 votes
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Launch of project

The creation of the first community-designed movement is arousing enthusiasm in the CODE41 community.
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  1. York-Ruediger Schnell says:

    Ich trage meine Uhr CODE41 seit fast 1Jahr
    Glückwunsch für die hervorragend Arbeit.
    Eine tolle Uhr
    Eine Rolex trägt ja jeder Angeber.

  2. toau@orange.fr says:

    bonjour, je suis sensé pouvoir faire une précommande d’une X41 jusqu’à ce soir 20h00 et il est impossible de réaliser cette précommande.
    Je suis fort déçu.

  3. Ciro Cassitto says:

    Sono appassionato di questo orologio ma in realtà è della svizzera che sono appassionato e degli svizzeri per le loro capacità e generosità. Ho vissuto 6 anni in svizzera quasi tutte le città conosco. Vorrei acquistare un code41 ma a rate è possibile? Vivo a Gotzis vicino alla dogana di Felkirch.

  4. Alberto says:

    Bonsoir.
    Pensez-vous joindre à l’emballage de la X41 un certificat d’authenticité . Cela donnerait un plus à cette pièce exceptionnelle.
    Félicitations pour votre réussite.
    Alberto