On June 6th, at Depeche Mode’s concert at the Barclays Center in New York, Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, and Depeche Mode officially presented charity: water with a check for 1.7 million dollars raised since 2017 over the course of the third partnership between the band and the Swiss watchmaker.
The money was raised over two years from the proceeds of two different models: first, the Hublot Big Bang Depeche Mode watch released as a limited edition of 250 pieces in 2017, then the collection of unique Big Bang Unico Depeche Mode The Singles Limited Edition watches in 2018.
Since the start of the partnership between Hublot and Depeche Mode in 2010, the two partners have always endeavoured to support associations in need. They first raised funds for The Teenage Cancer Trust with a charity concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall followed by an auction. The collaboration then continued in 2013 when they launched a larger-scale partnership to raise money for charity: water: Hublot and Depeche Mode announced the launch of the Big Bang Depeche Mode black ceramic watch supporting the non-profit organisation at a concert in Berlin on the Delta Machine world tour.
The following year, in January 2014 a special sales event was held at the Hublot boutique on Place Vendôme, coinciding with the band’s Paris concerts. Ten exceptional box sets were presented, each containing a signed guitar and a unique watch engraved with the name of one of the ten cities with a special significance for Depeche Mode: Paris, New York, Basildon, Los Angeles, Milan, Warsaw, Moscow, Zurich, Berlin and Hamburg. In November of the same year, various items were sold at auction in Moscow, during which a check for 1.4 million dollars was presented to charity: water.
The various campaigns carried out by Hublot and Depeche Mode have funded 239 charity: water projects in Nepal and Ethiopia, giving over 30,000 people access to clean drinking water. The funds raised thanks to Hublot and Depeche Mode various partnerships have helped charity: water to give access to clean water to more than 80,000 people.
June 29, 2018