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    Default Bremont announce Codebreaker Bletchley Park watch Pictures to Follow..

    Bremont and the Bletchley Park Trust announce the manufacture of a new LTD Edition watch Named 'Codebreaker'... with a percentage of the proceeds going towards the cost of restoring Bletchley Park and the significant 'Hut 8' where the likes of Alan Turing one of the fathers of 'computing' worked on the 'Code Breaking' during and after WWII..



    There will be 240 steel Codebreaker watches will be created and 50 rose gold watches.

    The watch will be available from ATG Vintage Watches email Alistair info@atgvintagewatches.com









    Giles English; Co-founder Bremont “Bletchley Park has such an amazing place in world history and has not only inspired us to create the beautiful ‘Codebreaker’ watch, but enabled Bremont to help raise funds and profile for the preservation of this important heritage site of which we are so proud.”

    Iain Standen; CEO Bletchley Park Trust “Bremont accomplished a great deal with the HMS Victory watch, both in terms of product and the benefits to the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Knowing this and seeing Bremont’s vision, we were keen to work with them. The mission of the Bletchley Park Trust is to preserve this important part of history for future generations. ”

    Nick English; Co-Founder Bremont “Mechanically we have made some considerable movement developments and incorporated materials that have never been built into a watch before. By moving the chronograph dials, building a Flyback chronograph function and GMT second timezone we have accomplished a wonderful mechanical timepiece. Both Giles and I were inspired by the ‘Bombe machine’ and the rotor balance is based on the Bombe’s drums. Each watch will have its limited edition number embedded into the case barrel, which will be made of Bakelite as per the original Bombe machine. Hut 6 is part of the current restoration programme and fragments of its floorboards, on which codebreaking giants, such as Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman walked, have been incorporated into the watch crown.”

    Bletchley Park

    For decades, the World War Two Codebreaking centre at Bletchley Park was one of the UK's most closely guarded secrets. Today, it's a poignant place to visit and reflect on the achievements of those who worked there. Their outstanding feats of intellect, coupled with breakthrough engineering and dogged determination, were crucial to the Allied victory and in parallel, helped kick start the computing age.

    Thousands of people worked at Bletchley Park during WWII to decipher messages transmitted by the German forces. The standard 3 rotor Enigma was capable of being set to approximately 158 trillion possible settings. The reading of encrypted messages on an industrial scale, the use of the intelligence gained and the subsequent related actions of the Allies are said to have shortened World War Two by two years, saving countless lives. The critical importance of Bletchley Park in world history cannot be denied.

    Bletchley Park is also the birthplace of the computer. The world's first programmable electronic computer, Colossus was conceived and installed at Bletchley Park during WWII to speed the reading of encrypted German messages sent by Hitler and the high command. Bletchley Park is unique. It combines a key role in modern history with being the birthplace of the digital age.



    Bletchley Park is an estate located in the town of Bletchley, in Buckinghamshire, England, and is run by the Bletchley Park Trust as a heritage attraction. The site currently houses the Bletchley Park Museum, the National Museum of Computing, tenanted office space and a number of other attractions.
    During the Second World War, Bletchley Park was the site of the United Kingdom's main decryption establishment, the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), where ciphers and codes of several Axis countries were decrypted, most importantly the ciphers generated by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines. The place was known as "B.P." to the people who worked there. [1] [2] For the many members of the Women's Royal Naval Service (Wrens) who worked at Bletchley Park, their posting was to HMS Pembroke V.

    Bletchley Park also housed a secret radio intercept station, and also a message sending station, although interception was soon moved to a location with better reception, and most of the "Bombes" were relocated elsewhere. "Station X", "London Signals Intelligence Centre" and "Government Communications Headquarters" were all cover names that were used during the war, and the latter (GCHQ) was adopted for the successor peacetime organisation that still bears this name. [3]

    The high-level intelligence produced at Bletchley Park, codenamed Ultra, provided crucial assistance to the Allied war effort. Sir Harry Hinsley, a Bletchley veteran and the official historian of British Intelligence during the Second World War, said that Ultra shortened the war by two to four years and that the outcome of the war would have been uncertain without it.[4]



    The site is now controlled by the Bletchley Park Trust. One of its tenants is a company called the Bletchley Park Science and Innovation Centre (BPSIC), which provides rental income for the Trust by providing office space and services to innovative, early stage companies.[5][6] The BPSIC refurbished some of the historic structures and occupies part of the former code-breaker buildings.[7] The National Museum of Computing, an independent voluntary organisation, rents space from the Trust to house its collection of historic computers. The museum is run by the Codes and Ciphers Heritage Trust (an independent registered charity) and is open to the public. It receives no Government or regional funding.


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    Great alliance - cannot wait to see the watch!!
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    exciting news .... waiting for the pictures

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    I'll post them as soon as I get them..... its a very lovely watch... I'll get Bremont to send one over as soon as I can have a look at it in my shed..


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    Sounds good Alistair, will look forward to the pics...

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    Me too, an excellent project!

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    Bremont Watch Company works with the Bletchley Park Trust to create the ‘Codebreaker’ a historically and mechanically important Limited Edition watch.

    Bremont Watch Company and the Bletchley Park Trust are pleased to announce that they will be working together on the release of the new Bremont limited edition watch that will incorporate historical artefacts from Bletchley Park. It will be called the ‘Codebreaker.’ The watch is unlike any other watch ever created and in addition a percentage of the proceeds will be used 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 countless lives.

    Inspired by a classic 40’s officer’s watch, the ‘Codebreaker’ will be made with a beautiful and unique Flyback chronograph GMT automatic movement and will incorporate 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 Engima 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 will be made from the wheel of an original Enigma machine.

    240 steel Codebreaker watches will be created and 50 rose gold watches.
    Giles English; Co-founder Bremont “Bletchley Park has such an amazing place in world history and has not only inspired us to create the beautiful ‘Codebreaker’ watch, but enabled Bremont to help raise funds and profile for the preservation of this important heritage site of which we are so proud.”

    Iain Standen; CEO Bletchley Park Trust “Bremont accomplished a great deal with the HMS Victory watch, both in terms of product and the benefits to the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Knowing this and seeing Bremont’s vision, we were keen to work with them. The mission of the Bletchley Park Trust is to preserve this important part of history for future generations. ”


    Nick English; Co-Founder Bremont “Mechanically we have made some considerable movement developments and incorporated materials that have never been built into a watch before. By moving the chronograph dials, building a Flyback chronograph function and GMT second timezone we have accomplished a wonderful mechanical timepiece. Both Giles and I were inspired by the ‘Bombe machine’ and the rotor balance is based on the Bombe’s drums. Each watch will have its limited edition number embedded into the case barrel, which will be made of Bakelite as per the original Bombe machine. Hut 6 is part of the current restoration programme and fragments of its floorboards, on which codebreaking giants, such as Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman walked, have been incorporated into the watch crown.”


    Bletchley Park
    For decades, the World War Two Codebreaking centre at Bletchley Park was one of the UK's most closely guarded secrets. Today, it's a poignant place to visit and reflect on the achievements of those who worked there. Their outstanding feats of intellect, coupled with breakthrough engineering and dogged determination, were crucial to the Allied victory and in parallel, helped kick start the computing age.

    Thousands of people worked at Bletchley Park during WWII to decipher messages transmitted by the German forces. The standard 3 rotor Enigma was capable of being set to approximately 158 trillion possible settings. The reading of encrypted messages on an industrial scale, the use of the intelligence gained and the subsequent related actions of the Allies are said to have shortened World War Two by two years, saving countless lives. The critical importance of Bletchley Park in world history cannot be denied.


    Bletchley Park is also the birthplace of the computer. The world's first programmable electronic computer, Colossus was conceived and installed at Bletchley Park during WWII to speed the reading of encrypted German messages sent by Hitler and the high command. Bletchley Park is unique. It combines a key role in modern history with being the birthplace of the digital age.

    Quotes about Bletchley Park;
    “It looks as if Bletchley Park is the single greatest achievement of Britain during 1939-45, perhaps during the (20th) century as a whole,” George Steiner, American author who has written extensively about the impact of the Holocaust.

    "The work here at Bletchley Park ... was utterly fundamental to the survival of Britain and to the triumph of the West. I’m not actually sure that I can think of very many other places where I could say something as unequivocal as that. This is sacred ground. If this isn’t worth preserving, what is?" The late Professor Richard Holmes, Military Historian.

    “The intelligence... from you (Bletchley Park)... has been of priceless value. It has saved thousands of British and American lives and, in no small way, contributed to the speed with which the enemy was routed and eventually forced to surrender... (It was a) very decisive contribution to the Allied war effort.” General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

    "So, if I may say so, you (the Bletchley Park Trust) are the keepers of one of the greatest British success stories." HRH The Prince of Wales.

    "No single operation of the Second World War was so dependent on Bletchley as the Normandy landings. Indeed without the work which was done here there is no way the landings could have gone ahead let alone succeeded." Sir Martin Gilbert, Official Churchill biographer.

    "Probably the most significant single war effort the British made and it (Bletchley Park) was conclusively and convincingly triumphant." Stephen Fry, British Actor and Author.

    “Bletchley Park is a national treasure: the home of the best-kept secret in history, where a group of peculiarly brilliant people made a huge contribution to winning the war.” Ben Macintyre, British author, historian and journalist.

    “...its (Bletchley Park’s) contribution to the Information Age making it arguably the equivalent of Ironbridge (The Industrial Age.)” Jeremy Lake, Inspector of Historic Buildings, English Heritage.
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    Come on Al, I need to see the pics of this!

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    me too....
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    Al, you tease!!!
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