Bremont Watch Company worked with the Bletchley Park Trust to create the 'Codebreaker'; a historically and mechanically important Limited Edition watch.
In 2013, Bremont Watch Company and the Bletchley Park Trust announced that they would be working together on the release of the new Bremont limited edition watch that would incorporate historical artefacts from Bletchley Park. It was called the ‘Codebreaker.’ The watch is unlike any other watch ever created and in addition a percentage of the proceeds went towards the ongoing restoration of Bletchley Park.
Bletchley Park played an extremely important role in British history. During WWII it was converted into a codebreaking factory and became the site of the United Kingdom’s main decryption establishment, the Government Code and Cipher School (GC&CS,) where ciphers and codes were decrypted, most famously the ciphers generated by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines.
By inventing and using ingenious machines and novel manual techniques to crack German ciphers, the 9,000 scientists, mathematicians and other crucial supporting staff are said to have helped shorten the war by at least two years and saved millions of lives.
Inspired by a classic 40’s officers watch, the ‘Codebreaker’ was made with a beautiful Flyback Chronograph GMT automatic movement and incorporated some relevant historical artefacts from Bletchley Park; pine from the iconic Hut 6 (the centre of the operations to decrypt the German Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe Enigma ciphers) and paper from one of the few remaining punch cards (used to analyse the vast amount of coded data created from the daily Enigma communications). Part of the rotor of the watch was made from the wheel of an original Enigma machine. 240 steel and 60 rose gold watches were created.
Previous Limited Edition
Please note that this is a previous limited edition and is no longer available to purchase through Bremont.