First designs

What enthusiasm you’ve shown for the CHRONO project! We’ve never seen such a level of participation in a first chapter: more than 1,100 comments in 5 languages and an overwhelming victory for the personalized movement with more than 4,200 votes versus 1,200 for the standard movement.

An exceptional factory for an exceptional movement

To create this exceptional movement, we’ve called on Concepto, one of the jewels of the Swiss watchmaking scene. We’ll introduce you to this company and their talented artisans in a future chapter.

The primary advantage of Concepto is their ability to offer a personalized chronograph movement at a reasonable price. In fact, with the chronograph being one of their specialties, we’re able to enjoy economies of scale on a great deal of the components. Otherwise, the price of the movement would be 4 to 5 times more expensive.

Mechanical design

Designing a movement is far more exciting than designing a simple dial, but it’s also a complex task. Just like you, we’re fascinated by these mechanical sculptures, and we’ve designed the bridges to showcase the motor of this micromachine.

In addition, to make this piece just that little bit more exceptional, we’ve included a peripheral weight, just like the one in our X41 model. And to top it all off, said weight will be visible on the dial side. And yes, you’re right, we’re all crazy!

Visible peripheral weight on the dial side

The designs sparked real enthusiasm; thanks for your feedback and support! We’ll be getting back to work right away !

542 votes 542
7465 votes 7465
495 votes 495
490 votes 490
7553 votes 7553
675 votes 675

Characteristics

  • Movement: Cam-driven manufacture chronograph
  • Rewinding: Automatic via peripheral weight
  • Shock absorber: Incabloc
  • Components: 303 components / 35 jewels
  • Frequency: 28,800 turns per hour
  • Fine-tuning: Each movement fine-tuned in 5 positions
  • Precision: -5/+5 secs per day
  • Power reserve: 48 hours

Project schedule:

STEP 3, 16 SEP.
Evolution of the design and color research
STEP 4, 21 OCT.
Last details and final collection
STEP 5, 25 NOV.
Receipt of prototypes
STEP 7, 27 JAN.
Launch of pre-orders

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    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Hi Owen,

      Thank you for your message. This project is still in its early stages. We will have a future chapter on parts and prices which will give us a better idea about final cost expectations 🙂

  1. Rochat says:

    Bonjour, je dois avouer que je commence à m’impatienter de recevoir ma « Day41 » et de ce fait, je suis pas mal intéressé par le Projet « Chrono ». Est ce que ce serait possible de dévoiler un barème des prix dans les quels elle se situera? Continuez comme ça, votre travail est remarquable!

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Bonjour,

      Merci pour votre commentaire !
      Ce projet n’en est qu’à ses débuts. Nous aurons un chapitre sur les pièces et les prix à mesure que le projet se développera.

      Cordialement,

  2. Raphael Pourchet says:

    Je suis très content de voir que c est le modèle 5 qui l emporte
    J avais voté pour ce modèle
    Le plus original pour un chrono qui correspond bien à code41
    J attends la suite car je souhaite me l offrir pour mes 40 ans
    Bonne continuation

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Bonjour Raphael,

      Merci pour votre commentaire 🙂
      Nous sommes impatients de vous présenter les prochains chapitres de ce projet !
      Cordialement,

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Bonjour Stéphane,

      Merci pour votre commentaire 🙂
      Nous sommes impatients de vous présenter les prochains chapitres de ce projet !
      Bien à vous,

  3. Przemysław Jałowiecki says:

    Personnellement je opte pour le concept numéro 2. Le projet numéro 5 présente trop de symétrie au centre du cadran. De tout façon j’apprécie beaucoup l’idée du modèle “CHRONO”.
    Bonne journée. Cordialement. PJ

  4. Pott says:

    Bonjour, merci pour votre projet d’une chrono ! le choix de l’image no 5 me convient parfaitement toutefois penser au nombre important d’utilisateurs au poignet sensiblement plus petit pour ne pas proposer au delà de 42 du cadran tout en gardant une place suffisante pour y loger une masse périphérique!

  5. Hansjörg Kolednik says:

    Hallo zusammen, ich schliesse mich der Meinung von Michel an, genau diese asymetrischen spannenden Designs machen aus den Code41 Uhren etwas unverwechselbares uns Spezielles.
    Bleibt euch treu und ich würde auch die beiden oberen Modelle favorisieren.
    Weiter so, das wird ein wirklich sensationelles Projekt

  6. Gaétan Istas says:

    When would it be possible to order the chrono number 5 ?! Really really love him. Great 50th anniversary present for myself !!

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Hi Gaétan,

      Thank you for your message. At the moment, we do not offer specific serial numbers but it is a nice idea. Perhaps something to think about for our future projects!

  7. David Pratt says:

    All superb designs. I prefer the two with the most votes. I note some others have asked for a smaller size than 42mm.
    Have you considered offering two sizes, say 40mm and 44mm to meet different requirements. I have a large wrist and anything smaller than 42mm looks small, so a Code 41 watch at 44mm would be very interesting to me.
    I would still buy one at 42mm but probably not at smaller size.

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Hi David,

      Thank you for your comments. We can certainly consider the possibility of having two sizes.
      We had already done this with our Day41 and received positive feedback.

      I wish you a nice day. Best regards,