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A change of perspective!

Today, we want to talk to you about a project that goes even further off the beaten track than its predecessors. Having already developed and offered 6 collections to our cherished community, here's a very personal project, which first took seed over 10 years ago in the mind of Claudio, founder of CODE41. Without further ado, we'll reveal its name: the Mecascape!

The genesis of the Mecascape project

For almost a century, watches have been displayed and paraded on the wrists of men and women alike, perfected over the years by the most brilliant master watchmakers. But to give mechanical beauty its rightful place, a change of perspective and outside-the-box thinking were required.

Return to 2009: Claudio, then a designer for the biggest watchmaking houses (TAG Heuer, Parmigiani, Oris, Montblanc...), had the idea to develop something that will free itself from tradition and from wrists. He got down to business with the experiment, researching the ideal proportions and reflecting on the design. The sketches and drafts were endless; crossings-out, corrections and revisions followed; the project matured and took a clearer shape.

But at the time, the means of making it a reality (team, partners, suppliers) were not yet in place. Unfortunately, (for the time being) the Mecascape didn't see the light of day.

A favorable situation

12 years later, in 2021, Claudio has not lost sight of his goal: to bring the Mecascape to life! This time, the stars have aligned and, as for the resources, they're available thanks to CODE41's teams and partners. Without further ado, discover more about the Mecascape!

What exactly is the Mecascape?

The Mecascape, a portmanteau of Mechanical Landscape, is a watchmaking landscape that sets mechanical beauty free by allowing the movement to "breathe" in an unprecedented format, which we're going to be developing in close collaboration with our Swiss partners. In a traditional movement, the components are usually piled into a limited space, constrained by the dimensions of a watch case. In the Mecascape, the cogs, cylinders, balance wheel and other complications are laid out side by side to offer an unforgettable mechanical spectacle:

Steel version

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Anthracite version

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So, lovers of fine watch mechanisms, you'll be able to admire every last detail of the components that make the movement's heart beat and that, most importantly, wherever you wish! Practical and elegant, the Mecascape can in fact be placed on a desk, at home or at work, just as easily as sliding into your jacket pocket thanks to its ideal dimensions. 

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An initial technical study has already been carried out to confirm the fact that the placement of the components allows the mechanism to function in an optimal manner. Next step: perfectly calibrating each component and designing the bridges such that they are functional, as light as possible and, of course, beautiful!

Actually, there are still a number of adjustments to make, which we'll share with you along with, as always, every step in the development of this project.

Your opinion!

Today, this extraordinary project is aimed at those who want to step outside the normal and take an adventure over new watchmaking terrain. To the creative, curious and bold: the Mecascape is now in YOUR hands, because we need you! We can't wait to find out what you think, and we hope that you like this project as much as we do.

And now it's up to you:

I like it and I want to know more!

You're really thrilled and we couldn't be happier! Feel free to ask any questions you might have.

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I like it but I don't think I'll buy it

Do you appreciate the project, but not to the point of buying it? Tell us why.

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I don't like it

If you don't like the project, consider letting us know what you think in a comment, so we can understand why.

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The price of the Mecascape

As always, we are dedicated to offering you the best possible value for money, and all in full transparency. At this stage, it's still too early to give you a precise price, because we're still in full discussion with our partners. Nevertheless, the Mecascape should be available for between 6000 and 9000 CHF (between 6000€ and 9000€).

What are the next steps?

We'll be back at the end of January 2022 to provide a summary of this first round of voting, and to announce the next steps to be taken according to your comments and impressions.

Any other suggestions? 

If you have any ideas, comments or questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment below; we'll be delighted to reply!

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    • Claudio
      Claudio says:

      Le socle serait plutôt un objet additionnel car le fait d’intégrer un “pied” dans le Mecascape ajouterait de l’épaisseur et cet élément déployant, si il doit rester fin, serait probablement fragile.

  1. Achille says:

    Un progetto innovativo che mi intriga, lo seguirò con attenzione. Tuttavia il prezzo di €6000/9000 mi sembra eccessivo non tanto per l’aspetto progettuale/meccanico ma per il tipo di utilizzo ( no polso, no taschino ). Comunque complimenti al team per queste continue idee innovative. Sempre così.

  2. Schevenels says:

    Je n’aime pas à cause du volume. Cet objet se veut nomade mais en plus d’un smartphone, cela prend beaucoup trop de place. Un peu comme si je me baladais avec mon réveil de voyage old school. Dans ma valise why not mais dans mes poches trois fois non.
    Cela n’enlève en rien qu’il s’agit d’un très bel objet horloger.

    • Claudio
      Claudio says:

      Effectivement à porter tous les jours dans sa poche c’est contraignant. Mais son côté nomade, on l’imagine plutôt pour des occsaions spéciales, toute occasion, tout événement où on s’habille sur son 31 sera une bonne occasion d’emporter son Mecascape avec soi, dans la poche du veston par exemple.

    • Claudio
      Claudio says:

      Nous allons partager les étapes du développement de janvier à juin environ et la précommande est prévue pour le moment aux environs de juin 2022

  3. Robert Neher says:

    Hello,
    Despite of all those technical features:
    I would love to see this Metascape on my handwrist. I’m carrying a mobile with me. That is enough to wear in my jacket.
    Good luck anyway.
    Robert (red cheeks in awaiting the NB24 in the next days)

    • Claudio
      Claudio says:

      Carrying the Mecascape on a daily basis is not convenient, I agree. But we imagine it more as an object to put in a suit pocket for a special occasion, a special event, from time to time.

    • Claudio
      Claudio says:

      Effectivement, pour le moment les prix de production annoncés par nos fournisseurs sont élevés. Mais nous allons encore chercher à optimiser la construction pour réduire les coûts.

  4. Michael Andreas Ehrenhard says:

    hallo,
    eine tolle Idee- Mechanik mit etwas künstlerischen zu verbinden. Ich finde es super das es Leute gibt die Ihre Visionen umsetzen wollen. Ich bin gespannt wie es weiter geht mit diesem Projekt. Ich denke in der Megascape wird ein mehr Tage werk sein – Was habt Ihr geplant?
    Beste Grüße aus Hessen
    Michael

  5. Dubois says:

    Quel beau projet. Mais quelles informations seront reprises/visibles? Date, jour, mois, année, phase de lune,…. ????
    Sera t-il avec un remontage automatique, manuel ou sur pile?
    J’espère que le prix restera raisonnable.

    • Claudio
      Claudio says:

      Nous parlerons des diverses options pour les complications bientôt. Le Mecascape sera entièrement mécanique (pas de pile). Sur les premiers design nous l’avons imaginé automatique mais il va surement évoluer en manuel.

  6. Benjamin B. says:

    C’est un projet d’une originalité rare que je soutiendrai bien volontiers. J’adore le fait que heure, minute et seconde soient séparé ainsi que la présence de la date. Juste deux remarques, la première concerne la présence d’une réserve de marche. Je pense que c’est une fonction qui serait super utile. Et la seconde, je conçoit qu’un projet de la sorte nécessite du développement et donc engendrer un coup important, mais un prix compris entre 5000 et 6000 CHF serait envisageable pour moi. Au-delà, sa possession restera un rêve. Mais dans tous les cas, merci de nous faire rêver !

    • Claudio
      Claudio says:

      Merci pour votre message. Les coûts annoncés par nos fournisseurs sont pour le moment élevés. Mais nous allons encore chercher à optimiser la construction pour réduire les coûts dans la mesure du possible.

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