CODE41’s Moon INCEPTION is not just a timepiece; it’s a celestial homage, a passionate pursuit for those who find romance in the heavens. With the moon phase at its heart, this watch isn’t simply another complication on a dial; it’s a narrative of lunacy and precision, achieved through a collaborative spirit that has become the hallmark of CODE41.
Made from resilient 316L stainless steel, the case of the Moon INCEPTION is a paragon of durability, its luster echoing the glow of its celestial muse. Within this space lies a display that tells the time with three hands, enriched by a moon phase and date disk, all performing a nightly dance of astral accuracy. This watch is not content to simply track time; it tracks dreams, aspirations, and the silent poetry of the night sky.
Under the surface, the Moon INCEPTION is powered by the C41-MP movement, a Swiss modified Sellita SW288 Elaboré movement. The heart beats with a rhythm of 28,800 vibrations per hour, ensuring that every second is accounted for with relentless precision. Those who choose can elevate their timekeeping precision with the COSC certification, shrinking the margin of error to a mere -4/+6 seconds per day. The optional COSC certification is a testament to the Moon INCEPTION’s precision, ensuring each timepiece is as accurate as it is beautiful.
The Moon INCEPTION was born from an insatiable curiosity and a desire to elevate the moon phase—a watchmaking marvel that traditionally tracks the lunar cycle. Claudio D’Amore and his team, along with their devoted community, embarked on this watchmaking odyssey to reimagine the moon phase, making it the star of their horological narrative.
For nearly a decade, CODE41 has turned heads with its open-heart watches, showcasing skeletonization and 3D-sculpted bridges. Now, with the Moon INCEPTION, they shift focus to the poetic dance of the moon’s phases, a complication steeped in classicism but invigorated with CODE41’s signature innovation.
But CODE41’s Moon INCEPTION is more than a mere assemblage of excellent components. It is a symphony of design, a masterclass in watch design. The dial is a theater of shapes and textures, where grained backgrounds mimic the lunar surface, and intertwined rings hint at distant craters. The number eight is not just a date circle here; it’s a symbol of infinity, reflecting the watch’s timeless allure and the brand’s commitment to authenticity.
The Moon INCEPTION weighs a comfortable 95 grams, or 125 grams, when fitted with a leather strap, speaking to its presence without overwhelming the wrist. The dimensions speak to its grandeur as well—41.5mm in diameter and 11.2mm thick, it commands attention while maintaining an air of classic wristwatch proportions. The 26 jewels within the movement ensure a smooth operation, while the power reserve stands at 41 hours, ready to go the distance. An engraved oscillating weight adds a personal touch to the movement, a signature of the care and attention to detail that CODE41 invests in every timepiece.
Moreover, CODE41 believes in not just wearing a watch but experiencing it. They’ve created a rare opportunity for enthusiasts to assemble their Moon INCEPTION watch in an actual watchmaking workshop. This hands-on experience, limited to a select few, promises to leave a memorable mark on the hearts of watch lovers.
As always, CODE41 maintains its commitment to transparency, detailing the origin of each component with its TTO label, ensuring that owners of the Moon INCEPTION wear not only a piece of time but also a piece of truth on their wrists. This is not just a watch. It’s a journey through space and a celebration of the mysterious allure that is the moon—a celestial symphony for the wrist, crafted by the virtuos at CODE41.
Price & Availability
Pre-orders for the CODE41 Moon INCEPTION align with the lunar calendar. They open at 3 p.m. on January 25, the first full moon of 2024, and will be available for a complete lunar cycle until February 23, 2024.
The Moon INCEPTION will be available starting from CHF 3,295 inc. tax, €3,275 inc. tax, £2,905 inc. tax, $3,345 ex-tax. COSC certification (optional extra) increases the price by CHF 300 inc. tax, €316 inc. tax, £273 inc. tax, $315 ex-tax.
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