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Codex Identity Venus Limited Edition watches

by Philip Kaspar
24 August, 2011
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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

Codex-Master

Swiss watch brand Codex has just launched its Codex Identity Venus watch series. The watch has two variations – the Prestige version restricted to just 75 pieces and the Master version issued in a limited series of 100 pieces.

Each is housed in a 44 mm 18-carat rose gold case. The height is 14.65 mm. The case features screwed-in rose-gold lateral bumpers. Within the case is a back laser-cut skeleton dial. It reveals faceted rose gold-plated hands with Superluminova inserts.

The Codex Identity Venus Prestige

Codex Identity Venus Prestige gold watch with black leather

The Venus Prestige version sports jewel encrusted bumpers enhanced with 431 diamonds. The overall weight of jewels comes to 1 carat.

The Codex Identity Venus Master

Venus Identity Master gold dial watch

The Codex Venus Master version, limited to 100 pieces, is housed by a case in 18-carat rose-gold and, like the Prestige, features a hand-sewn black alligator leather strap.

The Vintage Venus movement

Codex Vintage Venus movement

The Vintage Venus (1950-1960) calibre 203 movement is paved with 11 jewels and embellished with a handmade guilloche, a decorative engraving technique in which a very precise intricatelly engraved pattern.

The movement provides a 38-hour power reserve and indicates the day, date and month as well as the phases of the moon. The day and month indications are shown in the exhibition windows inside a counter at 12 o’clock. It is counterbalanced by a moon-phase indicator allied with a small seconds hand.

About Codex

A relatively new manufacture, Codex’s story began in Biel in 2009. The brand is distinguished by the distinct style of its mechanical watches, and by their unique design and irreproachable quality.

X is the brand’s symbol, referring to the X chromosome that exists as the very essence of our identity. It is also the determining element of Codex timepieces; the DNA of the brand. Codex thus creates a fusion between the watch and the person wearing it, providing a unique way of expressing individuality.

Each Codex watch is equipped with a Swiss Made mechanical movements that can be admired, along with their finishing, through a transparent sapphire glass at the back.

Each Codex model carries the Swiss Made label, as the watches are made in the heart of the Jura mountains in accordance with Swiss watchmaking expertise.

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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

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