People-powered watchmaking

The first edition of the fabulous X41 project appeared in March 2019. Having already disturbed the hushed world of watchmaking by offering total transparency on origin and costs and by giving the power to our community, we wanted to go even further by making Fine Watchmaking as widely accessible as possible.

The X41 has thrown off the luxury image associated with Fine Watchmaking in favor of focusing on the industry-leading expertise of Swiss watchmakers and the high quality of the components. The result: an exceptional piece with unbeatable magic and value for money.

Last chance to pre-order your X41

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Total pre-orders

CHF 1'261'652

Remaining pieces

0/150

Estimated delivery:
Mar-Apr 2022

94/150

Estimated delivery:
Apr-May 2022

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Fallen for the X41's charm but missed out on Edition 5? Don't make the same mistake twice... Sign up to the waiting list and be the first to know if the X41 is made available again for pre-order.

Price: from USD 5443


What makes the X41 project so remarkable?

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Exclusive movement just for the CODE41 community

02

Peripheral weight mastered by only a handful of brands

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

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Unbeatable magic and value for money

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Finished and assembled by hand

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First community Fine Watchmaking movement

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The first X41s have already spread joy!

Everything is going wonderfully with production of the Edition 4, despite a slight delay due to Covid. Our watchmakers are currently assembling the 297 components that make up this exceptional movement. As for the previous editions, they've already made a lot of people happy. Some of them were even able to visit the workshops and follow the machining of their X41 movement as it happened. Pure joy!

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Strong design -
High-tech materials

The X41 is available in AeroCarbon and in Grade 5 Titanium. High-tech materials which reflect the strong and technical character of the case and dial. Each model is offered with a wide range of interchangeable straps.

X41 - Titanium Blue

X41 - Titanium Grey

X41 - Titanium Black

X41 - AeroCarbon Blue

X41 - AeroCarbon Grey

X41 - 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!


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

What is the purpose of the oscillating weight?

So-called "automatic" mechanical movements are fitted with an oscillating weight that recharges the watch through movements of the wrist (no battery). As it oscillates from left to right, the weight rewinds the mainspring, which stores the energy required for the mechanism to function correctly.

Peripheral oscillating weight

Standard oscillating weight

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.

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. Don't miss your chance to pre-order one of the few Edition 5 pieces available.

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
Movement1'705 $Swiss
Titanium case, transparent back153 $China
Leather strap, deployment clasp35 $Italy/China
Assembly32 $Swiss
Packaging22 $China
Logistic44 $Swiss
Design & developement56 $Swiss
Total production costs2'047 $
Price fromUSD 5443
Component / ProcessCost inc TaxesOrigin
Movement1'705 $Swiss
AeroCarbon case, transparent back347 $France/Ukraine
Leather strap, deployment clasp35 $Italy/China
Assembly32 $Swiss
Packaging22 $China
Logistic44 $Swiss
Design & developement56 $Swiss
Total production costs2'241 $
Price fromUSD 5948

Unbeatable magic and value for money

Fine Watchmaking is associated with the world of luxury. The latter is synonymous with inaccessibility and social standing, which propels prices to artificially high levels. For the X41 movement, we've focused on the industry-leading expertise of Swiss watchmakers and the high quality of the components.

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 a result of market positioning, but rather a direct reflection of the costs of production.

Technical information

CaseX41 Titanium: Grade 5 Titanium 43% lighter than steel
X41 AeroCarbon: AeroCarbon 2x lighter than titanium
DisplayGrand Date / Hour, minute, second in center
Nighttime displayLuminova-coated hands and indices
Water resistance10 ATM (100 meters) Individually tested under pressurized chamber
WeightX41 Titanium: 55 grams / 85 grams with leather strap
X41 AeroCarbon: 45 grams / 75 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

Developing a Fine Watchmaking manufacture movement isn't something you can just improvise. That's why we've called on one of the best designers in Switzerland. Timeless stands out from the rest because they produce all of the components that make up their movements in-house, except for the balance wheel.

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. Steve says:

    Belles montres!!

    Malheureusement je trouve dommageable ce genre de comparatif “transparence” par les jeunes marques avec les grandes maisons de haute horlogerie qui elle ne le font pas.

    • Osman
      Osman says:

      Merci pour le compliment 😊

      Concernant notre souhait de rester transparents sur l’origine de nos composants et la marge bénéficiaire que nous appliquons, il s’agit en effet de valeurs qui nous sont chers et qu’il nous tient de mettre avant 🙂

    • Osman
      Osman says:

      Bonjour Clément 🙂

      Nous avons eu plusieurs demandes à ce sujet et soyez sûr que nous la prenons en considération! Mais rien de sûr pour le moment…affaire à suivre 🙃

    • Osman
      Osman says:

      Hi 🙂

      If you are interested to get an X41 it is unfortunately too late :/ .You have just missed our pre-orders that took place the lasts weeks. Stay connected to learn more on our next projects or further watch editions! There might be something that will catch your eye again…who knows ? 😉

  2. Yvon Lerebourg says:

    Très belle montre elle sont fabriqués en Chine donc la main d oeuvre est beaucoup moins chère alors je ne pense pas que cette montre Valent si chère

    • Elodie
      Elodie says:

      Bonjour Yvon,

      Elles sont bien fabriquées en Suisse, je vous rassure 😁😉 Nous ne faisons simplement pas de grosses marges, d’où le prix correct (qui n’égale tout de même pas les prix chinois 😅)

  3. joyau.patrick@gmail.com says:

    Bonjour et bravo à l’équipe, quel bonheur pour nos yeux !
    Cette montre libère une magnificence extraordinaire et confirme assurément que le cerveau humain n’est près d’être utilisé à 100% de ces capacités, contrairement à ceux qui pensent que nous touchons le fond… Soyez fiers de vos œuvres et continuez à surprendre.
    Merci beaucoup…
    Par contre, je suis dans l’obligation de me désinscrire : il m’est impossible d’acquérir ce fabuleux objet. Tout à fait conscient que cela vaut de l’argent, je vais laisser acquérir ce petit bonheur à quelqu’un qui en a les moyens. Encore merci de m’avoir lu jusqu’à la fin, en espérant qu’un jour la pension de retraite me permettra de relever ma manche pour regarder… ma jolie montre !
    Bien cordialement.
    P. Joyau

    • Osman
      Osman says:

      Bonjour 🙂

      Quel plaisir de lire votre message 😊 ! C’est nous qui vous remercions de votre confiance et de votre intérêts pour nos projets ! Nous essayons de mettre tout en oeuvre pour rendre accessible ce que l’horlogerie fait de mieux et nous espérons de pouvoir continuer à vous compter parmi notre communauté. Par ailleurs, sachez que la X41 est également disponible via un paiement échelonné rn six mensualités. Peut-être est-ce une option pour vous ? N’hésitez pas à nous contacter si vous avez d’autres questions 🙂

  4. noisiezhugo@gmail.com says:

    envoyez moi des détails clairs et précis sur le projet de votre prochaine montre en mentionnant clairement comment je pourrai intervenir pour faire faire un modèle choisi par moi . Merci d’avance . Franck Noisiez .

    • Osman
      Osman says:

      Bonjour 🙂

      Nous n’avons pas encore d’informations à communiquer quant à notre nouveau projet. Nous partagerons comme d’accoutumée cette informations avec toute notre communauté et avancerons sur ce projet avec votre aide !

      Aussi, nous ne proposons malheureusement pas encore de personnalisation :/ Mais nous prenons note de la suggestion ! 😁

    • Osman
      Osman says:

      Hi 🙂

      The only movement coming from Asia is in our ANOMALY 01 watch, the others are Swiss Made. Concerning the other watches, our NB24 and X41 models match the “Swiss Made” label and, for the X41, go even beyond! we unfortunately have no information about our upcoming new projets for the moment but will let you know as soon as we can by our Newsletter 🙂

  5. Collin Claudine says:

    Comment peut-on avoir un contact téléphonique avec vous ? Je ne trouve pas votre numéro de téléphone nulle part et j’aurais aimé pouvoir communiquer oralement avec vous. Je ne vois rien au sujet des montres féminines

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