Water Shortage is a global resource problem that we should all work at making available for everybody on the planet. On March 18th it was announced by Luxury watch manufacture Hublot and really cool British Band Depeche Mode will be working together in partnership to support Charity Water.
Charity:Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
Depeche Mode is one of my favorite bands New Wave electronic of all time and this is the second time they are teaming up with Hublot to do something charitable for a great cause. This unique initiative is part of the Depeche Mode 2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour. As Charity Partner, Hublot has designed a watch especially for this history-making collaboration: the Limited Edition Big Bang Depeche Mode.
Even more important, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each watch will go directly to charity: water. The Big Bang Depeche Mode will be launched with an international advertising campaign to coincide with the band’s 2013 summer European tour.
According to Depeche Modes Martin Gore :”I have personally been a supporter and advocate of charity: water for a while now, so I’m thrilled that we as a band can expand our support for the organization and help to make significant difference in places around the world struggling without a proper supply of drinking water.”
Hublot worldwide CEO and legend Jean Claude Biver added “:No Water, no Life! Water is life and water should be available to everybody. Nobody should suffer from a lack of water. That’s why we try to help to share water. Sharing water means sharing life and sharing love.”
Scott Harrison of Charity Water concluded: “charity: water is honored to build a multi-faceted partnership with Hublot and Depeche Mode over the next year. The support of these two amazing partners will help bring clean, safe drinking water to thousands of people in developing countries while driving awareness about the water issue on a global scale.”
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Technical Details for Hublot Big Bang Depeche Mode
Reference 311.CI.1170.VR.DPM13 – Limited series of just 250 numbered watches
Case “Big Bang” – Diameter 44 mm, made from micro-blasted black ceramic
Bezel “Clous Pyramide” decoration, made from black ceramic
6 black PVD titanium screws
Crystal Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment
Bezel lug Black composite resin
Lateral inserts Black composite resin
Case-back Open, sapphire crystal and black ceramic “Depeche Mode” and “Charity: Water” logo transfers
Crown Black PVD steel with black rubber insert
Water resistance 10 ATM, or approximately 100 metres
Dial Openworked, micro-blasted black skeleton
Applique indexes in the form of Clous Pyramide decoration, micro-blasted ruthenium
Hands Faceted and polished with black nickel coating, plus black SuperLuminova™
Movement HUB4214 Automatic mechanical Aerobang chronograph
Components 257 (Jewels: 27, Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour)
Date Rectangular window at 4.30
Power reserve Approx. 42 hours
Bracelet Heat moulded calfskin strap with Clous Pyramide shaped polymer resin injection
Sewn onto black rubber with black stitching
Clasp Microblasted black PVD steel deployant buckle