Hublot has created the limited edition watch to celebrate the band Depeche Mode’s new album Spirit and their upcoming Global Spirit Tour. The sale of the watch will raise funds for charity: water, a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
Hublot and Depeche Mode have been partners since 2010 and have supported charity: water on three other occasions since 2013. During this period, the funds raised by Hublot and Depeche Mode have given life to 229 projects in Nepal and Ethiopia, with 220 standpipes and 19 wells drilled and dug by hand that now bring safe, clean water to over 30,000 men, women and children. For this new campaign, Hublot and Depeche Mode have set the goal to beat this previous achievement and bring clean water to 50,000 people around the world.
It is estimated that 663 million people (or 1 in 10 people) in the world lack access to safe drinking water. This lack of safe water spreads disease, compromises safety, makes education elusive, and impedes the economic empowerment of citizens of developing nations. It is what is standing between billions of people and their health, safety, and the opportunity to unlock their true potential.
The new Big Bang Depeche Mode Watch has been carved in a 45mm ceramic knurled case engraved with thousands of pyramids extending to the push-buttons, the crown and the indices.
The watch is adorned with a perfect, smooth leather strap to which a detachable studded cuff can be added to extend the rock-star look right down to the wrist. With 250 pieces available, the Big Bang Unico Depeche Mode bears the name of Depeche Mode’s Global Spirit tour and the emblematic charity: water jerrycan symbol on the sapphire crystal, which reveals the HUB1242 movement.
The new watch will be available for sale as of May 2017, when the band begins its Global Spirit Tour. The first leg of Depeche Mode’s world tour is set to start on 5th May in Stockholm, Sweden and includes 33 cities in 21 countries across Europe this summer. The second leg will bring the band’s stunning live shows to fans across North America in the fall, with details on a Latin American tour to be announced shortly.
Model: BIG BANG UNICO DEPECHE MODE
Reference 411.CX.1114.VR.DPM17 – Limited to 250 pieces
Material: Knurled and Polished Black Ceramic
Bezel: Knurled and Polished Black Ceramic
Bezel lug: Black composite resin with 6 H-shaped Black-plated Titanium Screws
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Case back: Polished Black ceramic with Sapphire crystal
Crown and pushers: Knurled Black-plated Titanium
Water Resistance: 10 ATM (100m)
Mat Black skeleton
Black-plated studded indexes
HUB1242 calibre, UNICO manufacture
Self-winding chronograph flyback movement with column wheel
Date: Calendar display at 3.00
Number of components: 330 (38 jewels)
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 72 Hours
Black rubber and calf cuff straps with black-plated studs
Black ceramic and black-plated titanium deployant buckle clasp