Depeche Mode and Hublot Raise 1.4 Million Dollars for Charity: Water

I'm not familiar with Depeche Mode because I didn't grow up in the 80's, which definitely puts a damper on my cool factor. After chatting with Geneva Seal's Boss Men about Depeche Mode and their influence on rock music, I was intrigued. As I write this blog post, I'm blasting "Heaven" and quickly realize, music isn't what it used to be. Is it offensive for me to compare Dave Gahan (the lead singer of Depeche Mode) to Adam Levine? I think so.

So what do these 3 rock stars have to do with Hublot? Hublot created a Depeche Mode watch to bring awareness to a rocking Charity: Water - that helps bring drinking water to people in the developing world.

Hublot and Depeche Mode hosted a gala and auction a few months ago in the historic Tsum building in Moscow to benefit charity: water. In total, raising over $1.4 million.

Martin Gore of Depeche Mode said, “I am particularly pleased that, as a band and with the support of our loyal friend Hublot, we can organize this exceptional auction to raise money for our friends at charity: water and contribute to making a real difference in countries struggling to survive without access to drinking water. The money raised should help to make a real difference.”

Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO, added: “This unique collaboration is part of our ongoing special relationship with Depeche Mode. We first met in 2010 and hit it off straight away. If our friendship can make a difference, then we must not hesitate since connection is all about sharing. If you don’t share, you miss out. Hublot is in a fortunate position, and has a duty to share some of its success with those who need it.”

These are certainly interesting Hublot watches and will probably appeal to all the black leather pants wearing party goers that was once cool. Also, how much of a die-hard Depeche Mode fan are you?

Hublot Big Bang Depeche Mode Technical Details:

  • CASE Satin-fi nished Stainless Steel

  • BEZEL Microblasted and Satin-fi nished Stainless Steel «Clous Pyramide» Decoration with 6 H-shaped Black PVD Titanium Screws

  • BEZEL LUG Black Composite Resin

  • MOVEMENT Self-winding Skeleton Chronograph Movement

  • CRYSTAL Sapphire with Anti-refl ective Treatment and HUBLOT Logo on the Inner Side

  • DIAL AND HANDS Mettalic Grey Skeleton Dial Microblasted Rhodium-plated «Clous Pyramide» Decoration Appliques Satin-fi nished Rhodium-plated Hands with Black Luminescent

  • STRAP Black Rubber and Grey Calf Strap with «Clous Pyramide» Decoration Stainless Steel Deployant Buckle Clasp