Following the success of CODE41’s three previous X41 collections, the brand is now presenting X41 Edition 4. The CODE41 X41 AeroCarbon is open for pre-orders at a starting price of $5,740 for two weeks only.
The X41 project launched in March 2018 with the goal of creating a beautiful manufacture movement timepiece at an affordable price. The launch of the first pre-orders for Editions 1 and 2 in March 2019 raised more than 2,000,000 Euros in less than 72 hours through crowdfunding, with 700 watches sold. In November 2019, Edition 3 did just as well when 450 watches sold during the second pre-orders for a total of 2,599,616 CHF. Pre-orders for Edition 4 in Aerocarbon start today!
CODE41 X41 Edition 4 – What’s new?
For the fourth version of the X41, CODE41 opted for the best in carbon fiber with a High Tech material usually reserved for the aeronautics and aerospace industry, AeroCarbon. This material is made in a specialized factory in France. With over 300 extremely fine layers, each positioned at a right angle to the previous layer, it guarantees a composite 2.5 times more resistant than steel. AeroCarbon is also 2X lighter than titanium and 4x lighter than steel. A case in Aerocarbon is watertight due to its high density, so there is no need for a titanium chamber.
The movement is a manufacture exclusive developed with one of the best Swiss designers. The Timeless Factory, who produces all of the components of its movements in-house, bar the balance wheel. The peripheral oscillating weight in the X41 movement is a real technical accomplishment that only a handful of brands have managed. The X41 movement is a complex one with most of the processes executed by hand, which means that they take a while to produce, hence the limited run for the X41 Aerocarbon.
Need to know:
● Opening of pre-orders: July 15, 2020, 3 pm (Zurich time)
● Duration of pre-orders: 15 days
● Number of pieces available: 450
● For delivery in March 2021: 225 pieces
● For delivery in April 2021: 225 pieces
CODE41 X41 – Swiss Made
For a Swiss watch to officially be Swiss Made 60% or more of its value must come from Switzerland. With the X41 project, CODE41 has managed a staggering 90% which largely surpasses the requirements. They do not, however, include the Swiss Made label on their watches opting instead for a total transparency in their costs.
CODE41 – Total Transparency
CODE41 have their own label, TTO, which stands for Total Transparency on Origin. This has always been at the heart of their approach and the will always provide you with both the origin and the cost of the components.
About the Author
Susanne Samuelsson is from Sweden but has lived in Switzerland for most of her life. She has spent the last 20 years working for luxury watch publications in sales and marketing. She has worked for Europa Star, Revolution, Elite Traveler,Quintessentially and The Rake. She loves wearing men’s timepieces and since she started The Watch Pages has a list as long as your arm of new watches she would love to buy!