“Alan Turing” Wearing A Bremont Victory At Bletchley Park
The Academy Award nominations for 2015 have come out this week, and it perhaps comes as no surprise to those who have already seen it that The Imitation Game has managed to garner eight nominations, including best picture and best actor in a leading role for Benedict Cumberbatch.
Cumberbatch, who has become quite famous for playing Sherlock Holmes as well as Khan in the latest silver screen rendition of Star Trek, portrays Alan Turing in the film. Turing was instrumental to the Allied effort during World War II by leading a group of English mathematicians working at Bletchley Park to crack the German Enigma codes.
In June 2013, thanks to Bremont, I had the unique opportunity to visit the Bletchley Park grounds, including Hut 6, where the so-called code breakers worked to crack the Enigma codes. Read Bremont Codebreaker: A Watch Made With World War II Enigma Parts for the full story on all of that.
The museum contains a beautiful statue of Alan Turing, who suffered a truly disappointing fate on account of his sexual orientation following the conflict despite the fact that he was a true war hero!
I hope that he likes the Bremont Victory (a fitting tribute) that I strapped to his wrist in a moment of hope that somewhere his spirit forgives humankind for its stupidity. And I am so glad that his story is being told so eloquently.