Timekeepers Club / January 25, 2024

CODE41 Moon Inception

Moonphase, the first act of a new watchmaking odyssey

In the pantheon of complications, the moonphase has always held its own special place. In the glow of unparalleled prestige, it exerts an irresistible seduction over lovers of fine watches, who dedicate a veritable cult to it. A unique horological phenomenon that fascinates Claudio D’Amore, his team and its community, and one which has inspired their Moon Inception.

After having put the movement in the spotlight for almost eight years with open-heart watches whose high-caliber skeletonization and 3D-sculpted bridges have become a real esthetic signature, CODE41 has launched itself into an unprecedented adventure. The Moon Inception, exploring a new facet of watchmaking, gives prominence to the classicism and poetry of the moon’s phases. A legendary complication long demanded by the public, and one which is already arousing massive enthusiasm from the community.

Moon Inception, a movement of pure watchmaking

For an exceptional project, excellent components. The Moon Inception is built on the C41-MP, a Swiss movement modified by CODE41 on the base of a Sellita architecture renowned for its robustness and reliability. In order to make this movement unique, the Swiss watchmaking factory AJS has been commissioned to create one of the most realistic moon disks and an oscillating weight that’s exclusive to this movement.

Between the convex sapphire crystal, the precision of the movement and the watertightness to 10 ATM, the Moon Inception is a grand slam worthy of every bit of praise. For the most demanding, the COSC certification is even offered as an optional extra, with a metronomic precision of -4/+6 seconds per day, and an official certificate accompanying each watch.

Between refinement and poetry, a lesson in watch design

But it is above all through its virtuoso design that the Moon Inception makes its big splash. In a subtle display of metatheater, the dial brilliantly plays with shapes, colors and textures: the grained background recalls the lunar surface, while the intertwined rings evoke its craters. The moon and date circles form an 8, the symbol of infinity, authenticity and the power of engagement. The convex sapphire crystal adds a retro-classical touch that brings the whole thing together. The result: the horological magic is stronger than ever!

A uniquely immersive experience

To make the experience even more immersive, we’re offering a lucky few the opportunity to assemble their watch themselves in a real watchmaking workshop. Thanks to our partner Initium, they will be supervised by professionals, who’ll help them at each stage. Limited to only 16 places, this experience promises to be unforgettable.

The Moon Inception in three key points:

  • An exclusive movement: C41-MP Moonphase movement, exclusive to CODE41. Based on a Sellita architecture renowned for its reliability and robustness, it stands out through its large format moon disk, reworked for even greater realism.
  • Unique design and high level of personalization: Exclusive CODE41 design blending classicism, modernity and poetry. Oscillating weight customized and engraved for a unique esthetic on the back of the watch. Ultra-personalized experience with numerous colors and straps to choose from.
  • COSC certification as an optional extra: Extreme precision with a movement of -4/+6 seconds, guaranteed by an individual COSC certificate accompanying each watch.

When will it be available?

Pre-orders for the Moon Inception will open in time for the first full moon of 2024, on January 25, and will last for a full lunar cycle, until February 23 2024. Deliveries are estimated for September 2024.

What price is it offered at?

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.

Technical specifications

CODE41 Moon Inception


  • Material: 316L Steel
  • Diameter: 41.5mm
  • Thickness: 11.2mm
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
  • Water-resistant to 100 meters
  • Weight: 95 grams / 125 grams with leather strap

Dial and hands

  • Frosted biege, black or blue dial
  • Hands: hour, minute, second
  • Black or blue night sky chart disk: moonphase, date.


  • C41-MP (Sellita SW288 Elaboré base, D4 finishings)
  • Adjusted in 3 positions
  • Frequency: 28'800 vph (4 Hz)
  • Precision: Base: -7/+7 seconds / COSC Certificate: -4/+6 seconds
  • Power reserve (unworn): 41 hrs
  • Number of jewels: 26
  • Engraved oscillating weight


  • Hours, minutes, seconds
  • Moonphase, date

Strap and buckle

  • Stainless steel bracelet
  • Leather strap
  • Folding clasp with tool-free assembly system
  • Lug-width of 24mm


  • CHF 3'295 (incl. taxes)
  • EUR 3'275 (incl. taxes)
  • GBP 2'905 (incl. taxes)
  • USD 3'345 (excl. taxes)

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