Depeche Mode and Hublot to benefit Charity: Water!
Limited Edition Big Bang Depeche Mode timepiece
Depeche Mode and Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Hublot Genève have a history of joining forces to support charities. In 2010, Hublot and Depeche Mode raised funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust with a benefit show at London’s Royal Albert Hall and a unique auction.
For 2013, the two entities announced a special charity partnership to benefit “charity: water”, a non-profit bringing safe drinking water to the developing world. The initiative is part of the Depeche Mode 2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour.
“Striking in black ceramic, Big Band Depeche embodies the aesthetic of Depeche Mode while at the same time symbolizing the art of fusion that is the hallmark of Hublot,” says Hublot about its new exclusive timepiece. Big Bang Depeche Mode is limited to 250 units.
Asked about the partnership, Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore stated, “I have personally been a supporter and advocate of charity: water for a while now, so I’m thrilled that we as a band can expand our support for the organization and help to make significant difference in places around the world struggling without a proper supply of drinking water.”
Jean-Claude Biver, CEO, board member, and minority shareholder of Hublot added: “No Water, no Life! Water is life and water should be available to everybody. Nobody should suffer from a lack of water. That’s why we try to help to share water. Sharing water means sharing life and sharing love.”
“charity: water is honored to build a multi-faceted partnership with Hublot and Depeche Mode over the next year. The support of these two amazing partners will help bring clean, safe drinking water to thousands of people in developing countries while driving awareness about the water issue on a global scale,“ concluded Scott Harrison, American photographer, photojournalist, entrepreneur and founder and CEO of the non-profit charity: water.
Founded in 2006, charity: water has helped fund 6,611 projects in 20 countries, benefiting over 2,545,000 people.
Technical details-Limited Edition Big Bang Depeche Mode timepiece:
Case “Big Bang” – Diameter 44 mm, made from micro-blasted black ceramic
Bezel -“Clous Pyramide” decoration, made from black ceramic 6 black PVD titanium screws
Crystal Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment
Bezel lug Black composite resin
Lateral inserts Black composite resin
Case-back Open, sapphire crystal and black ceramic “Depeche Mode” and “Charity: Water” logo transfers
Crown Black PVD steel with black rubber insert
Water resistance 10 ATM, or approximately 100 metres
Dial Openworked, micro-blasted black skeleton Applique indexes in the form of Clous Pyramide decoration, micro-blasted ruthenium
Hands Faceted and polished with black nickel coating, plus black SuperLuminova™
Movement HUB4214 Automatic mechanical Aerobang chronograph
Components 257 (Jewels: 27, Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour)
Date Rectangular window at 4.30
Power reserve – Approx. 42 hours
Heat moulded calfskin strap with Clous Pyramide shaped polymer resin injection Sewn onto black rubber with black stitching
Clasp Microblasted black PVD steel deployant buckle.