THE Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to Bletchley Park last week following its £8 million restoration was a special day for Nick English, co-founder of Henley luxury watch maker Bremont.
The company worked with the Bletchley Park Trust to create the Codebreaker, a limited edition watch.
It incorporates artefacts from the place where the British broke the German’s secret codes during the Second World War and a percentage of the proceeds has gone towards the restoration.
Nick, who was invited to meet the Duchess, said: “It has been a great honour to work with Bletchley Park on the Codebreader watch and to do our little bit to support the incredible restoration work. For the Duchess of Cambridge to also to be so passionate about Bletchley Park was wonderful to see and it was lovely that she was interested in knowing more about Bremont and what we had done with the Codebreaker watch.”
The company has made 240 stainless steel and 60 rose gold versions of the watch. The crown is inlaid with pine from the original hut 6 at Bletchley Park. The steel Codebreaker shown to the Duchess costs just £5 less than £12,000!