CODE41 Debuts the Mecascape: A New Watch Class
Breaking the traditional watchmaking codes, Mecascape is neither a wristwatch nor a clock.
A new chapter begins for CODE41 as it unveils its latest timepiece: Mecascape. This new watch class takes an atypical form where it is neither a watch nor a clock. But what it represents is the brand’s constant push for innovation and an amalgamation of beauty and precision as it has been designed according to the Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci sequence. The result is a new architectural vision of time, space, volume and light — a handy, portable travel desk clock to remind one of home constantly.
Starting from its name, Mecascape is a contraction for “mechanical” and “landscape”. Despite a break away from traditional watchmaking endeavours, CODE41 still manages to achieve a delicate balance and harmony for its latest creation. Cut from grade 5 titanium, the timepiece’s movement is flat and measures up to only 7mm. The mechanical complications are on full display like the balance, escapement and all the gears for the wears to admire. This open-worked aesthetic has since become synonymous with the brand’s six watch collections: ANOMALY01 & ANOMALY02, DAY41, X41, ANOMALY Evolution, NB24 and ANOMALY-T4.
Reading time is easy with the Mecascape. The sundials showing the hour, minute, seconds, a second time zone and its power reserve have been positioned intuitively to show the interconnectedness of the different components. Two small knurled crowns are placed on either side of the Mecascape to allow the wearer to set time and the timepiece to be wound mechanically. To round off, a small push button on the side sets the date, and the timepiece has an eight-day power reserve.
Mecascape is encased by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and the caseback is in solid grade 5 titanium. A small opening on the back allows the wearer to peek into the moving parts of the timepiece. Created in collaboration with the independent watchmaking workshop Cercle des Horlogers, the workshop expertly handled the technical difficulties of making the watch. From the unprecedented dimensions to the complex calibration process and structural integrity. Accompanying the Mecascape are two accessories: a metal stand that allow it to be positioned vertically and a travel case made of high-quality Italian leather lined with microfibre.
Speaking more about the Mecaspace, Claudio D’Amore, founder and CEO of CODE41 said, “My idea for the Mecascape goes back to 2009, more than 12 years ago. Today, after having founded CODE41, given birth to six collections, and dedicated five years of focused development to 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 outset 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.”
The birth of the Mecascape is a testament to CODE41’s vision of creating ingenious timepieces that breaks the mould of traditional watchmaking. “To acquire a Mecascape is to enter a different, unique and intimate universe. It means adhering to an original vision of ultra-contemporary and independent watchmaking. It is to let yourself be guided by a state of mind that explores new territories of technical and aesthetic expression, evoking new emotions,” as mentioned in the press release.
Head over to CODE41’s website here to learn more about the Mecascape.
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