Culminating a two year effort, Hublot & Depeche Mode hosted a rock inspired gala dinner inclusive of an exceptional live auction in Moscow on 6th March. The event coincides with the end of Depeche Mode’s 2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour in Moscow, celebrates a longstanding partnership between Hublot & Depeche Mode, and benefits charity: water.
In the historic Tsum building in the heart of Moscow, Depeche Mode and Hublot’s CEO Ricardo Guadalupe joined forces to host a Gala Dinner on 6th March 2014 with an exceptional fundraising auction for charity: water, a not-for-profit association whose mission is to ensure a clean water supply in developing countries.
|HUBLOT “Depeche Mode Tourbillon”|
The date of this event coincided with the concert in Moscow that the group is playing the next day, on the evening of Saturday 7th March in the Olimpiski Arena. The dinner and auction is a unique initiative, which forms part of the Depeche Mode worldwide 2013 – 2014 Delta Machine Tour.
The auction comprised three exceptional lots which will be personally presented by Depeche Mode that very evening, complementing the sale of the two Hublot Depeche Mode limited editions (the first a black ceramic model which sold in 2013, the second, steel, sold in 2014) and the 10 exceptional box sets presented in Paris in January. The three unique lots up for auction in Moscow are as follows:
LOT 1: The “Depeche Mode Tourbillon”: a unique and extraordinary Hublot Tourbillon timepiece with a Depeche Mode Platinum Disc. This is a unique, exceptional piece commemorating the Depeche Mode Delta Machine Tour and the band’s partnership with Hublot and charity: water. A skeleton Grand Complication in a black titanium tonneau case with a thermo-moulded black calfskin strap with Clous de Paris pattern and shapes, tone-on-tone black stitching, stitched onto black rubber with a deployant buckle. This piece has been created by Hublot especially for the Moscow event, and is provided along with a signed, framed Depeche Mode Delta Machine platinum disc commemorating the album’s platinum status in Russia. Starting Price: $100,000. 100% of the purchase price will go to charity: water.
LOT 2: An exceptional box set containing a signed guitar and a unique BIG BANG DEPECHE MODE STEEL watch with a red central chronograph hand (different from the standard version), engraved with the word “Moscow”. This “Moscow” box set is one of a collection of 10 box sets created for 10 places which hold a special significance for Depeche Mode, the others being Paris, New York, Basildon, Los Angeles, Milan, Warsaw, Zurich, Berlin and Hamburg. Starting Price: $45,000. 100% of the purchase price will go to charity: water.
LOT 3: This watch, numbered 000/250 in the Depeche Mode 2014 limited edition series and featuring a steel chronograph, thermo-moulded tone-on-tone calfskin strap bracelet forming a “stud” design, is a perfect embodiment of the Depeche Mode look, while also symbolising the Art of Fusion, a concept dear to Hublot. This watch will be auctioned along with three items of clothing worn by members of Depeche Mode on-stage during their world tour. Starting Price: $35,000. 100% of the purchase price will also go to charity: water.
Depeche Mode and Hublot kicked off their partnership in 2010 by raising funds for The Teenage Cancer Trust through a charity concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and a unique auction.
In early 2013 in Berlin, Hublot and Depeche Mode decided to work together again on a larger scale, creating the Big Bang Depeche Mode limited series in black ceramic, in parallel with the Delta Machine world tour, for charity: water, an organisation which was chosen by and has received firm support from the band and the Swiss watchmaking brand.
Finally, at the start of January 2014, to coincide with their concert in Paris, France, a collaboration between Hublot and Depeche Mode was organised at the Hublot boutique in Place Vendôme to present 10 exceptional box sets, each containing 1 unique watch with a red central chronograph hand, each engraved with the name of one of 10 places which have a special significance for Depeche Mode: Paris, New York, Basildon, Los Angeles, Milan, Warsaw, Moscow, Zurich, Berlin and Hamburg, with a signed guitar.
HUBLOT MP-06 DEPECHE MODE TOURBILLON
Reference: 906.ND.0110.GR.DPM14 – Unique piece
MP-06 – Black PVD titanium
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Case-back: Black PVD with sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective treatment
Delta: Machine album logo
Crown: Black PVD titanium with black rubber insert
Water resistance: 3 ATM, i.e. approx 30 metres
Sapphire with black satin-finished indexes and hands
Hand-wound skeleton tourbillon movement produced by the Manufacture
No. of components: 155
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 Vib/h)
Power reserve: Approximately 120 hours
Black calfskin studded with 15 offset black metal Clous Pyramide, black stitching
Stitched on black rubber
Clasp: Microblasted black PVD steel deployant buckle
HUBLOT BIG BANG DEPECHE MODE STEEL 000/250
Limited edition of 250 numbered watches
“Big Bang” – Diameter 44 mm, steel
Bezel: Steel Clous Pyramide(stud) decoration ; 6 titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective coating
Bezel lugs: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Case-back: Open;”Depeche Mode” & “charity: water” symbols in transfer form on the sapphire crystal
Crown: Steel with black rubber insert
Water resistance: 10 ATM or approximately 100 metres
Open-worked, micro-blasted grey skeleton-worked movement
Index: Applique in the form of Clous Pyramide(stud) decoration, micro-blasted ruthenium
Hands: Metallic grey skeleton hands
HUB4214 Aerobang Mechanical Self-Winding Chronograph
Trapezoid date window at 4.30
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours
Thermo-moulded grey calfskin with Clous Pyramide stud-shaped design
Tone-on-tone grey stitching, stitched onto black rubber
Clasp: Steel deployant buckle