Code41 Mecascape Sublimation One

Code41 Mecascape Sublimation One

FFounded in 2016 by Claudio D’Amore, Code41 is an independent watch brand based in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a team of 28 people who have created six watch collections to date.

All of Code41’s existing collections are wristwatches: Anomaly01, Anomaly02, Day41, X41, Anomaly Evolution, NB24, and Anomaly-T4 (powered by two proprietary wristwatch movements), but their latest creation isn’t even a watch. wristband, not a pocket watch, not a watch. “Mecascape” is a contraction of “mechanical” and “landscape” that Code41 calls a “new kind of clock”.

Introducing the Mecascape Sublimation Onea fully mechanical timepiece, running a flat hand-wound movement developed exclusively for Code41, allowing it to slip effortlessly into a coat or trouser pocket.

Code 41 Mechascape

An ultra-wide flat sapphire crystal across the entire case front reveals the display and its openwork movement, including the balance wheel, escapement, mainspring barrel and gear train, and a smaller circular sapphire crystal window at the bottom of the box offers an additional look. in mechanics. Featuring a rectangular ultralight grade 5 titanium case that measures 106mm x 68mm and is 8.1mm thick, the Mecascape is smaller than the current iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus in length and height (the iPhone is slightly thinnest at 7.8mm).

With respect to mechascape design, Claudio D’Amore, commented “My idea for the Mecascape dates back to 2009, more than 12 years ago. Today, after having founded CODE41, having given birth to 6 collections and having dedicated 5 years of development focused on the project, the time has come, the maturity and the means too, to give birth to the first Mecascape. I knew, with the team, from the beginning that we were working on something really special. An ambitious and daring project in every sense of the word. Translating my vision into a unique and original watch object was a real collective challenge, and we are all very proud of the result. Working with time from all angles (and that’s the right word here) has rarely been so rewarding.”

Code 41 Mechascape

Developed and made in Switzerland, the 4 Hz, 237-component, 39-jewel, hand-wound Mecascape caliber – with an impressive 8-day (192-hour) power reserve – ticks off the hours, minutes, seconds, date, 24 hours for the second time. zone (which has a world map on its dial) and 8-day power reserve indications.

Interestingly, just like with a traditional sports wristwatch, the hands and dials have been treated with lume, which looks great and improves readability in low light. Also like a typical wristwatch, the case is water resistant to 30 meters, which isn’t enough for diving but more than enough for most activities. There is also an Incabloc damper, which means the watch works more like a wristwatch than a watch. To further enhance the durability of the movement, a hardened steel treatment is used for critical components that prevents premature wear on the pivots.

Code 41 Mechascape

Two fluted crowns mounted flush on the left and right flanks of the case control the winding and time setting for the primary and secondary time zones. A small pusher on the side of the case is used to set the date. Each Mecascape is tested and adjusted in 4 positions, at a rate of -5/+5 seconds per day. The total weight of the watch is 198 grams, thanks to the use of lightweight titanium.

Finally, as a result of CODE41’s collaboration with the Cercle des Horlogers, an independent Swiss watchmaking workshop located in the Canton of Neuchâtel (halfway between Neuchâtel and La Chaux-de-Fonds), the Mecascape — which was born under the impulse of Claudio D’Amore—has generated a series of extraordinary technical challenges that had to be overcome, beginning with its unprecedented dimensions, the complex calibration of the machines and their structural integrity.

Code 41 Mechascape

The Mecascape comes with two accessories: a metal stand that allows it to be placed vertically on a piece of furniture or a desk, and a travel case made of high-quality Italian leather lined with microfiber, which will allow its owner to transport it safely. , combined with a small cutout to elegantly store a bank card or business card. Additionally, there are a number of customizations that can be made to the dial and hands.

The Mecascape Sublimation One is available for pre-order for $9,950 from now until November 30, 2022.

Learn more at code41.

Photos by Code41.

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