Hublot today announced its involvement with an exclusive concert on 17 February 2010 by the legendary group Depeche Mode to be held at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust, an organisation set up to support young cancer sufferers.
One of the most influential bands on the international electropop scene, this will be Depeche Mode’s first ever concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The band’s members are thrilled at the prospect. Not just because of the prestigious venue, but also because of the cause they have chosen to support. The event will raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust, an organisation which provides help to adolescents with cancer in terms of treatment, research, education, family support and specialist diagnosis (www.teenagecancertrust.org).
To mark this special occasion, Hublot and Depeche Mode have decided to create a series of 12 unique watches, each of which will feature one of the band’s album covers on its dial. The watches will be sold at an auction at the beginning of February on a dedicated website (link available at www.hublot.ch or www.depechemode.com from 1 February 2010). All proceeds from the sale will be donated to TCT. Tickets for this unique Depeche Mode concert will be on sale from 18 December at www.livenation.co.uk.
For fans of Depeche Mode and Hublot alike, this is a one-off opportunity to attend an extraordinary concert and/or to acquire a highly exclusive “pop” Big Bang model.
Martin L. Gore, on behalf of the band, declares : “As big fans of Hublot, we’re happy to be collaborating with them on such an important cause. We’re all honored to have these 12 unique pieces created by Hublot and are grateful that it will be in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust.”
Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of Hublot : “We at Hublot feel proud and privileged to have made these twelve unique pieces which are reflecting the “fusion” between the spirit and sound of the music of Depeche Mode and the vibrations of 450 years of Swiss Watch Making Art”.