The Duchess of Cambridge was shown the limited edition Bremont Codebreaker watch during her visit to Bletchley Park.
The Duchess of Cambridge visited Bletchley Park to celebrate the completed restoration of the site following a £8 million Heritage Lottery Funded project. Bremont used historical artefacts from Bletchley Park in its limited edition Codebreaker timepiece and donated a percentage of the proceeds to the restoration project.
Bremont co-founder Nick English said: "It's been a great honour to work with Bletchley Park on the Codebreader watch and do our little bit to support the incredible restoration work that has gone on. For the Duchess of Cambridge to also to be so passionate about Bletchley Park was wonderful to see and lovely that she was interested in knowing more about Bremont and what we had done with the Codebreaker watch."
The rotor of the Bremont Codebreaker contains original material from the rotor of an original Enigma - a machine used to scramble messages into unintelligible cyphertext. The case back replicates the drum of a Bombe machine, which was used to speed up the breaking of Enigma. Five of the punch cards used to limited the number of Enigma wheel-settings are incorporated into the barrel of the Codebreaker, displaying the serial number of the watch, and the crown incorporates original pieces of pine from the floor of Hut 6, where the decryption of Enigma messages from the German Army and Air Force took place.
The transformation of Bletchley Park has restored the site to its World War II glory and allows visitors to experience what it was like for the Codebreakers working at Government Code and Cypher School.