Lausanne-based watch brand Code41 builds on the company’s Evolution collection with a new skeletonized version of the Anamoly.
Founded in 2016 by Claudio D’Amore, Code 41 says they’re the first community-based mechanical watch brand and since the very beginning they’ve involved the community at each stage during the product creation process while maintaining total transparency of the origin of its components.
In response to requests from many members of the community who wanted to have an Anomaly timepiece with a visible movement, Code 41 has introduced just that. Introducing the Anomaly-T4 Creator Edition.
The Anomaly-T4 is an eco-friendly timepiece with each case made of 316L grade 4441 100% recycled steel, in collaboration with Panatere, a Swiss company that uses solar energy to produce purely recycled materials for the demanding needs of the watch and medical industries. According to Code 41, “this recycled 316L steel is of distinctly higher quality than standard steel. Reusable once its life cycle is complete, it also stands out through its very low carbon footprint (one-tenth that of standard steel during production).” The traceability and purity of the steel is ensured thanks to the use of a spectrometer gun, which guarantees its perfect quality.
Code41’s Anomaly case measures 41.5 mm x 11.2 mm and combines sharp, angular lugs and flanks with a circular bezel for a distinctive aesthetic made to stand out in the crowded watch market. With a relatively short 48.5 mm lug-to-lug, the Anomaly should fit a broad range of wrists. The lugs, which protrude out and curve downward towards the wrist for comfort, position the spring bars far enough out that there’s a visible gap between the strap and the case.
The Anomaly-T4 the dial was given a multi-level layout featuring hours marked by rectangular lume-filled cutouts on the first level, except at 2, 4, 8, and 10 o’clock where prominent raised double bridges, that connect the center and the perimeter of the dial, alternate with the small, sandwich-style indices.
Large skeletonized, lance-shaped, luminous hands are used to indicate hours and minutes, and a baton-shaped center seconds hand, with a skeletonized counterweight, continuously sweeps the dial every 60-seconds. A 0-60 scale is printed, on the horizontally positioned top level of the dial, while 60 hash marks are printed just below, vertically at a 60-degree angle, in between the outermost ring (top-level) and the hour markers (bottom level).
Beneath the plane of the hour ring, you can see the skeletonized Sellita SW200-1 S a movement, which has enough material removed compared to a traditional SW200 that you can see through the dial and movement, all the way to your wrist, however, there’s not so much visible that you’re staring at your entire wrist.
The SW200-1 S a is a reliable outsourced automatic movement that beats at a rate of 4Hz, has 26 jewels, a 38-hours of power reserve, stop seconds, an Incabloc shock absorber, and bi-directional winding (which means the rotor winds the mainspring in both directions as opposed to just one). The movement has been adjusted to an accuracy level of -7/+7 seconds per day in 3 positions, which is not chronometer level but is far more accurate than many mechanical timepieces in the same price range.
The Anomaly-T4 will be available, in five variations, for pre-order from June 29 at 9 am EST until July 21 at 9 am EST. In total, two initial batches of 600 will be on offer. Delivery of the first batch is scheduled for March/April 2023, and April/May 2023 for the second batch. The retail price in the US will start at $1,525.