Just when you thought you’d seen it all, there’s something new on the horizon, but that’s the beauty of time isn’t it? There is always more. Say hello to Sublimation One by Code41 which captures the contraction of ‘mechanical’ and ‘landscape’. Bringing to life a completely new category of time objects is dubbed as, ‘Mecascapes’ it’s essentially clockwork landscapes.
Somewhere in between, the object is an artform that rests between clocks and watches. In the words of the founder, Claudio D’Amore, “My idea for the Mecascape goes back to 2009, more than 12 years ago. Today, after having founded CODE41, given birth to 6 collections, and dedicated 5 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.”
Conceived and designed according to the mathematical language of the Golden Ratio 1.618 and the Fibonacci sequence, the first Mecascape is harmoniously geometric with a contemporary flare. Slim from the outset, only 7mm to be exact, the mechanical object can be easily slipped into a jacket pocket, so that it can be kept with you. The dexterity of the piece comes alive with its shape that can as easily find a spot on your desk or a piece of furniture, still exuding its apparent simplicity.
Opening up a new form of creative freedom in watchmaking, the grade 5 titanium Mecascape reveals a new architectural fusion of space, time and light. The balance, the barrel, the escapement and all the gears is very clearly visible, however this doesn’t come in the way of your ability to view the time, infact, it bridges it in a way that makes it clearly visible. The main hour counter, minute counter, seconds counter, second time zone (represented with a world map encircled in the GMT disc), and power reserve indicator are all balanced to optimize legibility. Two small knurled crowns on each side, subtly integrated into the profile, allow the time to be set and the Mecascape to be wound mechanically with a small push button on the side for setting the date.
The Mecascape comes with two accessories: a metal stand that allows the Mecascape to be positioned vertically on a piece of furniture or a desk, for example, and a travel case made of high-quality Italian leather lined with microfiber, which will allow its owner to carry it safely, combined with a small cut-out to elegantly store a bank card or business card. It is priced at CHF 9595 approximately INR 7,93,558.