Hublot Big Bang Depeche Mode "The Singles" a limited edition in favor of Charity: water
Hundreds of tours around the world and over 100 million copies sold are counted from the birth of this musical group in 1980 in Basildon, in the county of South Essex. We're talking about Depeche Mode, the most popular and longest-running electronic band the world has ever known. In the company of Hublot, Depeche Mode started a new chapter in their social history.
The Maison and the band - working since 2010 - will produce a series of 55 collectible Big Bang chronographs, inspired by the 55 singles of the Dave Gahan (voice) group, Martin Lee Gore (guitar and keyboards) and Andrew Fletcher (keyboards, bass and spokesperson).
The collection was named 55 Singles or Big Bang Depeche Mode "The Singles".
From "Dreaming of Me" from 1981 to the last release of "Cover Me" watches take their name from a selection of titles and differ in small details. Each timepiece has a black ceramic case and is driven by the automatic caliber HUB1242, made by Hublot: UNICO. An automatic column wheel movement, which provides a 72-hour power reserve and is housed in a 45 mm ceramic case. All the timepieces have a disc on the dial that reproduces a part of the cover image of the piece it represents and on the back they have represented the entire cover of the single and the charity: water logo.
The proceeds deriving from the sale of watches will go into a non-profit organization that takes care of bringing drinking water to the populations in developing countries.
"Bringing drinking water to 663 million people - said Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water - is not an easy task and it is thanks to Hublot and Depeche Mode, who believe that water can change everything, that we can continue our work and make the difference.Thanks to their generosity, we have the privilege of taking care of many people, satisfying the most vital need for mankind.They have not just donated money to bring our water-related projects to fruition: they have given time to the mothers, given an education to the children, improved the health of the families and offered greater stability to entire communities.
Each watch is also matched with a Roland JP-08 synthesizer, a limited edition of the Roland Boutique series that pays homage to and recreates the sounds of the Roland Jupiter 8, used by Depeche Mode over the years.
Hublot, attentive to details and always original in its packaging, has collaborated with the famous brand of suitcases RIMOWA that has created a special case in black anodized aluminum and in cabin dimensions to keep the Hublot Big Bang Depeche Mode "The Singles". Inside, in addition to the clock there is the synthesizer, the corresponding vinyl single and the authenticity certificate signed by the band.
Each watch is then equipped with a strap whose color varies for each model, complemented by straps and studs in rubber from inspiration to rock. Bedetti dealer Hublot awaits you in his shop in Piazza San Silvestro to admire the entire collection of the brand.