Nearly two years after the official announcement of the project and almost a year after the first round of sales, the Code41 Mecascape Sublimation One is available for order once more. The first run sold out quickly, but Code41 has now opened up order slots for 30 new pieces. This is a gorgeous object that would make for a fantastic conversation piece, and it’s worth recapping.

It was December 2021 when Nacho first detailed the Code41 Mecascape Sublimation One. The unorthodox timepiece was unlike anything we’d seen before, and despite its high price, our readers were quite taken with it. Furthermore, about a year later, buyers snapped up the initial production run quite quickly with others left waiting. Today, an announcement comes for 30 more pieces that will be made available for delivery in summer 2024.

CODE41 Mecascape Sublimation One blue

The Code41 Mecascape Sublimation One

Apologies for sounding trite, but the Mecascape defies definition. It acts as a pocket watch, a desk clock, or some sort of portable analog time-telling device. In a pinch, I reckon that its 30m water resistance rating would even allow it to withstand a quick dip! It even has Super-LumiNova on its dial and hands for after-hours use. However an owner chooses to use it, it certainly qualifies as interesting.

The Code41 Mecascape Sublimation One is a mechanical clock housed within a 106mm × 68mm × 8.1mm Grade 5 titanium frame. The clock itself is an eight-day hand-winding movement complete with a power reserve display, a quick-setting date function, and a separate GMT function. It runs at 28,800vph and contains 37 jewels. Furthermore, the hours, minutes, and seconds are shown on individual displays. The front uses a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating, while the rear “case back” has a circular display to show part of the movement.

CODE41 Mecascape Sublimation One

Three color options, a stand, and a leather sleeve

The Code41 Mecascape will be available in several colors during an order window from November 1–15 via the Code41 website. Combinations such as gray/black, blue/green, and blue/white help create contrast between the dials and bridges. No matter which color is chosen, Code41 delivers the Mecascape with a matching titanium stand and a leather sleeve. The latter has a microfiber lining and a small pocket for a bank or identification card.

Thoughts and pricing

The Mecascape Sublimation One is a wonderful piece of horological art and a refreshing spin on timekeeping in general. Of course, after shattering the screen of my iPhone after a month of ownership, I’d probably leave mine on the desk! Clumsiness aside, this would be a fascinating object to use during a night out on the town. I’m also sure that it. would be a highly satisfying piece to hold and admire. All of this comes at a price, though. The Code41 Mecascape will sell for CHF 16,800 with gray bridges, CHF 17,000 with black bridges, and CHF 17,300 with blue ones. That’s a large undertaking for most, but we’re guessing that it will be easy to find 30 buyers among the 1,200 folks who have registered their interest. Find out more on the official Code41 website.

Watch specifications

Mecascape Sublimation One
Open-worked with gray bridges and black rings, black bridges and white rings, or blue bridges and white rings
Case Material
Grade 5 titanium
Case Dimensions
106mm (length) × 68mm (width) × 8.1mm (thickness)
Sapphire with antireflective coating
Case Back
Titanium with circular display window
Hand-wound manufacture caliber, 28,800vph frequency, eight-day power reserve, 37 jewels,
Water Resistance
3 ATM (30 meters)
Time (hours, minutes, small seconds), GMT, date, power reserve indicator
CHF 16,800 (gray) / CHF 17,000 (black) / CHF 17,300 (blue)