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X41 Edition 4

Perfection. Upgraded.

April/May 2021
112/150
May/June 2021
150/150
June/July 2021
150/150

Amount

CHF CHF 237,106

Pre-orders open until july 30 2020

 
 
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Thanks a million!

A big thanks to everyone. X41 pre-orders are now closed. Thanks to the CODE41 members who've supported the project, we've once again managed to shake up the traditional watchmaking industry. We're now ready to enter the second phase: production!

Waiting list

If you're just now jumping on the bandwagon and want to join us behind the scenes, sign up to the waiting list. What's more, if a new series of X41 pre-orders ever happens, you'll be the first to know.

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. 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. Price of less than 5'500 $, wheres similar pieces cost 20'000 $, and often much more
  6. 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 that's 2.5x more resistant to bending than steel and that doesn't require a titanium chamber, unlike the porous carbon fiber typically used in watchmaking.

The X41 collection

The X41 collection

Waiting list

If you're just now jumping on the bandwagon and want to join us behind the scenes, sign up to the waiting list. What's more, if a new series of X41 pre-orders ever happens, you'll be the first to know.

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 4 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 inc Taxes ORIGIN
MOVEMENT 1'705 $ SWISS
TITANIUM CASE 153 $ CHINA
LEATHER STRAP 32 $ ITALY/CHINA
ASSEMBLY 32 $ SWISS
PACKAGING 26 $ CHINA
LOGISTICS 15 $ SWISS/FRANCE
DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT 15 $ SWISS
TOTAL PRODUCTION COST INC TAX 1'977 $
COMPONENT / PROCESS COST inc Taxes ORIGIN
MOVEMENT 1'705 $ SWISS
AEROCARBON CASE 347 $ FRANCE/UKRAINE
LEATHER STRAP 32 $ ITALY/CHINA
ASSEMBLY 32 $ SWISS
PACKAGING 26 $ CHINA
LOGISTICS 15 $ SWISS/FRANCE
DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT 15 $ SWISS
TOTAL PRODUCTION COST INC TAX 2'172 $

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.

CODE41

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

TRADITIONNAL

Traditionnal Distribution
High markups luxury market positionning
Fine Watchmaking
~20'000 $
Hidden costs
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 for Titanium 55 grams / 85 grams with leather strap
Weight for AeroCarbon 45 grams / 72 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). 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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  1. Jean-Pierre says:

    Montre un peu chère mais compte tenu de sa qualité et de la technologie employée, je me serai laissé tenter par le modèle AERO CARBON si un versement en 12 fois, délai estimé de livraison de cette merveilleuse montre, avait été possible. Mais malgré la proposition de règlement en 6 mois pour le retraité que je suis (1 000 €uros par mois environ), c’est financièrement trop lourd pour moi d’autant que je viens de m’offrir une Day 41(ref. 473810) que j’attends pour cet automne ! Désolé et surtout plein de regrets de ne pouvoir m’offrir cette superbe X41 !

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Bonjour Jean-Pierre,

      Merci pour votre commentaire !
      Nous sommes impatients de vous présenter votre Day41 🙂
      Cordialement,

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Bonjour ,

      Merci pour votre commentaire !
      Nous verrons ce que nous pouvons faire concernant la taille des montres à l’avenir.

      Cordialement,

  2. philippe.deparedes@orange.fr says:

    Bonjour,
    combien de précommande à ce jour? Je vois bien un compteur en haut de page Juin/Juillet 2021 avec 18/150. Mais je ne comprends pas trop bien.
    En tout cas plus que 3 jours pour que tout ça soit un succès bien mérité.

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Bonjour Philippe,

      Notre atelier peut produire environ 150 mouvement par mois, c’est pour ça que nous avons des lots de 150 pièces avec des dates de livraisons différentes. A l’instant précis, il reste effectivement que 18 pièces du 3ème lot

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Hi Kris,

      Thank you for your message. Of course, we can ship to Poland. The prices for our watched will be in USD if you are outside the EUR/CHF region 🙂

  3. martinek01@yahoo.com says:

    Hi,
    I like X41 design, although haven’t been attracted to skeletons before.
    Could you please clarify if the automatic movement has unidirectional or bi-directional winding? Does the watch allow hacking (stopping the balance wheel when setting time)? And is it safe to wind it up manually regularly (if I don’t wear it every day) or should it be put on a watch winder?
    Thank you!

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Hi Martin,

      Thank you for your message. The X41 is very unique in its design and see-through even at some points in the way that the skeleton is made.
      Winding of the watch is bi-directional and it does not allow for hacking. You can manually wind the crown as much as needed so it doesn’t need to be in a winder. Of course, if you have one, you can set our piece on display 😉

      I wish you a nice day.
      Best regards,

  4. sauville jean françois says:

    Bonjour,

    Je suis inscrits en precommande mais je voudrais regler en trois versement
    2000 mainteant 2000le 15 septembre et le solde fin octobre
    est ce possible merci

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Bonjour,

      Merci pour votre message.
      Vous avez la possibilité de payer par carte de crédit en quatre versements. Si vous choisissez cette option, vous paierez un quart du montant total aujourd’hui et un quart tous les 30 jours. Nous demanderons le paiement automatiquement 🙂
      Vous pouvez également payer par virement bancaire, ce qui ne constituera qu’un seul paiement dans les cinq jours suivant votre commande.

      Je vous souhaite une bonne journée. Cordialement,

  5. mohammad azmi mohd zin says:

    I’ve just placed my order for the X41 AeroCarbon. Since my hand is rather small/thin, I’m looking at a rather small wrist circumference on the leather strap, perhaps with additional holes for me to adjust my fit. Can it be done as well.?. Together with this Aerocarbon X41, I also placed an order for the Titanium Black PVD bracelet. I would appreciate if this bracelet will accommodate a small wrist circumference. Thank you.

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Dear Mohammad,

      Thank you for your message. I’m afraid that we cannot make modifications like this to our straps. Do you know your measurements?
      The size M strap can be adjusted with its holes to fit a smaller wrist circumference. Perhaps it will fit you 🙂

      I wish you a nice day. Best regards,

    • Valentine
      Valentine says:

      Bonjour Jean,
      Merci pour votre message.
      Nous envoyons nos montres via DHL contre signature. Pour le moment nous n’avons jamais eu de problème de livraison pour le Canada 🙂
      Bonne journée!