Hublot & Depeche Mode Auction – “Depeche Mode Tourbillon” and other exceptional timepieces for charity: water! Event in Moscow

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.

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
Black SuperLuminova™

Hand-wound skeleton tourbillon movement produced by the Manufacture
No. of components: 155
Jewels: 19
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

Reference: 311.SX.8010.VR.DPM14
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
257 components
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

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