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The Bremont Codebreaker

Moments ago, Bremont unveiled its latest special creation, the Codebreaker. This flyback chronograph GMT watch takes its styling cues from 1940s officer watches and incorporates components salvaged from Bletchley Park, the center of WWII code breaking in Britain. Here we have an in-depth look at the aptly-named Codebreaker, including details on the historical connections, technical specs, pricing, and even some early live photos.

Bremont is a British watch firm and was founded in 2002 with a concentration on aviator timepieces and mechanical complications. All of Bremont Watches Nyc Replica Classic watches are Chronometer accredited and hand built with limited numbers.Bremont, the British watch manufacturer based in 2002 and best known for its luxury pilots’ watches, has this year come to market with a vintage-influenced dive watch to compete with some of the historical players. Dubbed the Supermarine Type 301, or S301 for short, the watch draws many of its influences from the ancient divers of the 1950s while nevertheless being distinctly Bremont in its own design. The opinion is termed not in homage to the ancient Rolex Submariners it remixes, but rather with regard to the British plane brand of the same name and the Sort 300 designation provided to the model Spitfire fighter constructed in the 1930s and flown in World War II.At 40 mm in steel, and utilizing Bremont’s trademark “Trip-Tick” triple-layer event layout, the opinion is relatively sparse, at 13 mm in height, and uses a DLC coating for the instance barrel, or middle layer of the case. On its side is a more traditional gold-accented crown, clearly absent of the exceptional crown guards and two o’clock placement seen on some of the brand’s previous dive watches like the S500 and S2000. On top of the case is your laser engraved, ceramic unidirectional bezel that utilizes faux patina and white accents to match the dial framed within.On its own vintage-heavy, matte black dial, and you will observe a gilt outer minute track; rectangular and rectangular markers, with a triangle at 12 o’clock, plus a slight faux patina; plus a subtle date window at the 3 o’clock position. The London-based manufacturer is currently offering the S301 beginning for $4,095 at boutiques worldwide.

Breaking Codes At Bletchley Park

To create the Codebreaker, Bremont has worked closely with the Bletchley Park Trust to gather original materials from the days of British code-cracking during World War II. Bletchley Park was the center of the British (and in many ways the Allied) decryption effort, uncovering the secrets held in messages created with German Enigma and Lorenz machines. Thousands of scientists worked with cutting edge machinery to keep the Allies abreast of the Axis’s latest communications, fighting the all-important war of information within World War II. Artefacts recovered at Bletchley Park are incorporated into each Codebreaker watch and in return Bremont is donating a portion of the proceeds back to the Trust.

The Codebreaker, A Flyback Chronograph GMT

Before we get into the specific components of the watch that come from Bletchley Park, let’s look at what the Codebreaker offers as a watch. The Codebreaker is a two-register flyback chronograph with a GMT hand and a date display. This is the first Bremont to feature a flyback, something diehard pilot watch fans have been anxiously awaiting. The two subregisters, which are a running seconds register and a 30-minute totalizer, reside in the lower portion of the dial with the date window tucked neatly between them. A bright red arrow hand points to a 24-hour scale that sits outside the railroad minutes track, inside of which are the Arabic hour numerals.

Right here we already have a watch worth getting excited about. But we’ve haven’t even touched on the Bletchley Park connections yet. Various elements of the watch draw their inspiration from the codebreaking headquarters, while others are actually crafted of salvaged materials from Bletchley Park, not unlike the connection between the Bremont Victory and the HMS Victory itself.

Enigma Machine & Enigma Rotor

Looking at the dial, the only obvious nod to Bletchley you’ll see is the tonal “1010101” pattern in the chronograph subregisters, hinting at early computing and code cracking. But it’s turning the Codebreaker over and looking at the BE-83AR movement that reveals the real connections here. The movement’s winding rotor, which itself bears what appears to be a coded message (spoiler: it’s a meshing of “Bremont” and “Turing”), contains material from the rotor of an original Enigma machine, the most infamous German encryption device. It was at Bletchley Park that the Enigma was finally cracked, and this breakthrough is widely considered to have been one of the most important steps towards Allied victory.

A Closer Look At The Codebreaker’s Caseback and BE-83AR Movement

Alan Turing’s Bombe Machine

And the device that allowed the Engima’s messages to be deciphered was the Bombe Machine. Invented by Alan Turing, one of the founding fathers of computer science, the Bombe made code-breaking quick enough that the messages were still meaningful when they were decoded. The center of the Codebreaker’s rotor was designed to mimick the shape of the Bombe machine’s drums, which you can see above.

Punchcard Serial Number

Moving to the sides of the Codebreaker’s 43mm case, we find two more hidden code connections. Each Codebreaker bears a unique serial number, and this serial number is laid out using clippings from punch cards used at Bletchley Park. Early computers did not use keyboards for input, but instead required the punching of paper cards that would be fed into the machine to run a particular program. Using the remaining numbers from five of these cards, a little piece of early computer and code history is in each Codebreaker’s caseband.

Hut 6, Bletchley Park’s Nervecenter

The AC 1 case’s mostly steel material is also completely polished, which adds a more tasteful and decorative component to the watch. Bremont even made the event somewhat thinner for specific models like the AC I. The caseback feels somewhat thinner or it may just be an optical illusion. A more expansive sapphire crystal display back offers a view of this foundation ETA mechanical motion, but in addition the red-color strips which constitute the special shock-absorption system intended to safeguard the movement if the case is dropped or exposed to harsh jolt or vibrations.At 100 meters water resistant and without a screw-down crown, the AC I is not as durable as a more committed Bremont dive watch — but it’s durable enough. With its comfy blue rubber strap, I did not have any problems wearing the AC 1 over a wetsuit while spending time swimming at the shore. I even took the AC 1 a few feet underwater. I am able to say that legibility was excellent given the high-contrast face. I was advised that the gasket system from the crown should be sufficient to keep the watch dry in the depths people experience during recreational diving.The question I had been asking myself while sporting the Bremont AC I is if I’d suddenly just discovered a gentlemen’s sport watch once I was thinking I was simply wearing a gentlemen’s watch. You see, the very simple but attractive lines on the dial of the watch are not what I typically grab for as somebody who likes sportier, more competitive designs. Here, we’ve got a deck clock-style dial using serif ribbon hour numerals, blue-colored steel palms (properly-sized might I add) and a textured silvery dial using a pattern generated from repeating graphics of the ‘Auld Mug’ trophy cup that is presented to the winner of the America’s Cup.

Finally, the Codebreaker’s crown contains wood from a building called Hut 6. It was in Hut 6 that the data was actually processed to crack each day’s Enigma code – the encryption settings changed daily and required new keys each time. It’s fair to say that Hut 6 was the nerve center of Bletchley Park. Pine from Hut 6’s floorboards was harvested and set into each Codebreaker’s crown.

The Crown With Pine From Hut 6

The Codebreaker combines some of the things we love most about Bremont’s watches,  with a historical tie-in that you can’t help but love. There is the flyback GMT movement (again, a Bremont first), the tougher-than-nails construction, attention to the smallest details, the pure pilot styling, and the significant, but not at all over-the-top bits of history embedded directly into each Codebreaker. This is one of those concepts that could start to feel gimmicky very quickly, but here it feels quintessentially Bremont.

The BE-83AR Movement, A Heavily Modified Valjoux 7750

The  BE-83AR movement that powers the Codebreaker is a brand new caliber, and the first flyback in Bremont’s arsenal. While the team at Bremont started with a Valjoux 7750, you can tell just by looking at the dial that this movement has been heavily modified to suit Bremont’s purposes. The subregisters have been lowered, and both flyback functions and the GMT hand were added to this already modified structure. It’s not in-house, but it is far from being a standard ebauche movement.

The Codebreaker On The Wrist

As you might expect by this point, the Codebreaker is a limited edition. Bremont will be making 240 pieces in steel and 50 in 18k rose gold, priced at $18,500 and $33,995 respectively. Orders are being taken now through your regular Bremont dealers and delivery is expected late 2013.

Enjoy the gallery below and please visit Bremont: Codebreaker for further information.

Special thanks to Piers Berry for the exclusive live photos and wristshots.

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Bremont also made a exclusive limited edition version of the AC I with “Bermuda” on the dial rather than other language. This is going to be the resort model if you like the look of this view, but have a connection to Bermuda (that is an excellent spot to appreciate if you are so inclined). More so, without taxes, buying watches in Bermuda is cheaper than most places on the planet — such as the United States.Depending how you look at it, the Bremont AC I is an ideal preppy sport watch, or modern sport watch inspired from the classic gentlemanly elegance of sailboat racing. The look is ideal for someone who is a little more about the mature side, but actually does like to collect calluses on their hands on a normal basis. Throw a leather or alligator strap on it and you’ve got a more than appropriate day or casual watch, or keep it to the rubber strap and make it dirty and wet.The AC I is not a cheap watch, however given that the effort put into it, you wouldn’t be right calling it overly pricey. For the dimensions of this brand, the overall layout, and the components, I would say that the price tag is far from bargain land, but is not exploitative of the customer. I think Bremont should create more of them and perhaps turn it into an entire Bermuda collection (making sense for the brand because the gorgeous island nation is still technically controlled by England). Price for the limited variant of 535 bits Bremont AC I watch is $4,695 USD.

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The AC 1 instance’s mainly steel material is also completely polished, which adds a more tasteful and retro element to the watch. Bremont even made the event somewhat thinner for certain models such as the AC I. The caseback feels somewhat thinner or it might just be an optical illusion. A more expansive sapphire crystal display back provides a view of this base ETA mechanical movement, but also the red-color strips that make up the special shock-absorption system intended to protect the movement in the event the case is dropped or exposed to harsh shock or vibrations.At 100 meters water resistant and with no screw-down crown, the AC I is not as durable as a more dedicated Bremont dip watch — but it’s durable enough. With its comfortable blue rubber strap, I didn’t have any problems wearing the AC 1 on a wetsuit while spending time swimming in the shore. I even took the AC 1 a couple feet underwater. I can state that legibility was excellent given the high-contrast face. I had been advised the gasket system from the crown should be enough to maintain the watch dry in the depths people experience during recreational diving.The question I had been asking myself while wearing the Bremont AC I is if I’d suddenly just discovered a gentlemen’s sport watch once I was thinking that I was simply wearing a gentlemen’s watch. You see, the very simple but attractive lines around the dial of the watch are not what I normally catch for as somebody who enjoys sportier, more aggressive designs. Here, we’ve got a terrace clock-style dial using serif ribbon hour numerals, blue-colored steel palms (properly-sized could I add) and a textured silvery dial with a pattern generated from replicating images of the ‘Auld Mug’ trophy cup that is presented to the winner of the America’s Cup.

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You will find the usual sub-dials at 3:00 for your 30-minute chrono counter top and at 9:00 for running moments. The Arabic mark are employed as well as also the baton formed hour and minute hands are filled with SuperLuminova. Regardless of the large 43mm case size, a significant portion of the dial region is consumed from the telemeter scale, also while thematically it’s fitting, it might prove distracting to some wearers in practice due to the increased clutter.Another contentious option is your date window, which can be in the infamous 4:30 place. Considering all the different indicators on the dial, I believe the date window could’ve been left out. A curious design choice is the contrasting sub-dials on the white golden variation (white on blue) but the other two variations have sub-dials with exactly the same colour as the primary dial. I don’t see any obvious reason for this alternative, but it does give it a “panda” kind of effect.Like past limited-edition Bremont Watches Enigma Replica timepieces, a part of the proceeds from sales of this Bremont 1918 will be contributed to the Royal Air Forces Association. The Bremont AC that I (“AC” for America’s Cup) watch was among several limited edition timepieces London-based Bremont produced in honor of their now completed sponsorship of the America’s Cup boat race series. Popular with wealthy fans (and of course boat owners) that the America’s Cup is the premiere sailing game event in the world, and I am here in Bermuda because this recent America’s Cup series is all about to come to a close.
All this is visible through a sapphire caseback. With a case diameter of 43mm, this ought to give the watch lots of presence and weight on the wrist – particularly with the golden instance materials.The case is constructed with all the newest signature TripTick method, which gives the case ring and lugs their signature appearance in the side and back. It has a sporty double-step bezel plus a large (possibly, a bit too big) knurled crown, and also around pushers. Overall, the case does seem like that of a large, contemporary pilot’s watch with a sporty edge.The dial however, is not as quickly legible as one may expect from an aviation watch, as pilot watches create a stage of being super and simple legible. Each instance material includes its knob color — blue to the white gold case, black for the increased gold case, and white to the steel case. At first glance, it is easy to confuse the dial up for this of a moonphase chronograph due to the index at 6:00 — but that’s in reality the AM/PM index. This index has been designed to portray the Spitfire dogfighting in the Battle of Britain in the AM and the Avro Lancaster bomber on a night mission in the PM.

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