The word „enigma” means in Greek “mystery”. Before the Second World War the German army launched new cipher machine named: Enigma. It was a portable electro-mechanical rotor cipher machine used for enciphering and deciphering secret messages. Because of possibility of changing rotors it was extremely hard to break using standard methods.
In 1932 three young Polish genius mathematicians and cryptologists: Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski, working for Polish military intelligence’s Cipher Bureau broke the Enigma system.
But the most difficult task was to break German codes in real time or in very short period of time. Polish cryptologists designed “cryptologic bomb” – the electromechanical device which could break Enigma cipher automatically. It was in October of 1938. The war was very close. On 25 July 1939, five weeks before outbreak of World War II Polish Cipher Bureau invited representatives of French and British military intelligence, which had been unable to make any headway against Enigma, to the secret facilities near Warsaw. Poles decided to share the technology and equipped French and British colleagues with a “bomb” prototype.
During the war allied intelligence developed and improved the technology of “bombs” in Bletchley Park facility. Breaking of Enigma was a one of the most important milestones in allied victory of World War II.
This watch is our tribute for Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski and their team who changed the face of the world we live.
The Enigma is the second watch with this name in our collection. This time decided to use TMI / Seiko NH 36A automatic movement.
The case size: 43x49x13 mm, made from 316L surgery steel
Double domed sapphire glass, double domed with anti-reflex surface
The face, hands and bezel with luminescent painted elements
Ceramic bezel insert
Seiko TMI NH 36A automatich movement or Citizen Miyota 0S21 quartz chrono movement
Two versions: white and black
Black nylon strap 22mm
On photos you you will find watches with mesh bracelet and silicone strap which you can order as accessories.