Collector’s edition from Hublot and Depeche Mode
Hublot and Depeche Mode to release a collector’s edition series of 55 unique Big Bang watches to benefit charity: water, inspired by each of the band’s 55 singles. One of the most beloved and best-selling musical acts of all time, Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have played to more than 30 million fans since their formation in 1981. And, in their 37-year career, Depeche Mode have released an incredible 55 singles, from “Dreaming of Me” in 1981 to last year’s release of “Cover Me”. In tribute to this incredible achievement, the Swiss watchmaker Hublot introduces a collection of 55 unique pieces of its Big Bang Unico model, all to benefit Hublot and Depeche Mode’s charity partner charity: water.
A total of 55 watches, one for each single, will be produced as unique pieces, all based on the iconic Hublot Big Bang model. Each of the watches features, on its dial, a disc that partially shows the image of the record cover it represents, which is reminiscent of the very first model produced by the partnership between Hublot and Depeche Mode. The back of each watch features the entire cover of the single as well as the charity: water logo. A final detail making the Big Bang Depeche Mode “The Singles” collection even more exclusive: a Roland JP-08 synthesiser will accompany each timepiece. Legendary luggage manufacturer RIMOWA has created a cabin size Topas Stealth suitcase in anodized black aluminium to showcase this unique collection. This sleek custom-made case will protect each package – the unique timepiece, synthesiser, corresponding vinyl single and certificate of authenticity signed by the band. The rock star kit is thus complete!
charity: water, based in New York City, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries worldwide. Depeche Mode and Hublot have actively supported charity: water since 2013, with their first partnership bringing safe, clean water to over 30,000 people in Nepal and Ethiopia. The current partnership aims to have an even greater impact, bringing clean water to an additional 50,000 people. Net proceeds from the sale of the 55 unique pieces of the Hublot Big Bang Depeche Mode “The Singles” Limited Edition will be go to charity: water, as part of the larger charity initiative between Depeche Mode, Hublot and charity: water.