Depeche Mode and Hublot have a long history of joining forces for charitable causes, like when Hublot created 12 special Big Bangs for DM, or the 2010 auction, on both occasions with the proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
This time, the legendary band and Hublot came together to launch a big new joint fundraising project for charity: water, a not-for-profit association whose mission is to ensure a clean and safe water supply in developing countries.
To raise funds for charity: water, Hublot and Depeche Mode have jointly unveiled:
► 10 exceptional unique box sets, each containing a signed guitar and a special watch with a red chrono central hand, each engraved for one of the 10 cities with iconic meaning to Depeche Mode: Paris, New York, Basildon, Los Angeles, Milan, Warsaw, Moscow, Zurich, Berlin and Hamburg. The lucky buyer of the first box set (Paris) enjoyed the privilege of receiving it in person today at the Vendôme Hublot Boutique.
► The Depeche Mode Limited Edition 2014 watch series, made from steel (just 250 numbered pieces).
Resplendent in grey steel, featuring a tone-on-tone calfskin strap with thermo-moulded nail shapes, the Depeche Mode Limited Edition 2014 series is a perfect embodiment of the Depeche Mode look, while also symbolising the Art of Fusion, a concept dear to Hublot.
These watches will be available in Hublot boutiques and throughout the international network very shortly.
► Finally, an exceptional unique piece “Depeche Mode Tourbillon” A skeleton grand complication in a black titanium tonneau case with a nailed strap (a first at Hublot), which was exhibited specially at Vendôme in anticipation of its auction on 6 March 2014 in Moscow at a private dinner ahead of the concert on the 7th.
This unique initiative is part of the Depeche Mode worldwide 2013 – 2014 Delta Machine Tour.
Martin Gore from Depeche Mode, stated,
“I have been supporting and campaigning for charity: water for some time now. So I am particularly pleased that as a band and with the support of our loyal friend Hublot, we can extend our action for the organisation, and contribute to making a real difference in countries struggling to survive for lack of access to drinking water. “
Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO, added:
“This unique collaboration is part of our ongoing special relationship with Depeche Mode. We first met in 2010 and hit it off straight away. If our friendship can make a difference, then we must not hesitate since connection is all about sharing. If you don’t share, you miss out. Hublot is in a fortunate position, and has a duty to share some of its success with those who need it.”
As huge fan of Depeche Mode, I can’t let you go without including one of their song, appropriately titled for their charitable actions “Nothing’s impossible”:
More about this partnership at www.hublot.com