Hublot and Depeche Mode have been partners since 2010 and have supported charity: water on three other occasions since 2013.
In 2017, ahead of their upcoming Global Spirit Tour, Hublot has created a 250 piece limited edition watch to celebrate the band’s new album Spirit. The sale of the watch will raise funds for charity: water, a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
The new Big Bang Unico Depeche Mode is presented in a 45 mm x 16.30 mm knurled and polished black ceramic case, with a knurled and polished black ceramic bezel, knurled black-plated titanium crown and pushers, and a polished black ceramic sapphire crystal caseback.
The watch features a matte black skeleton Unico automatic caliber HUB1242 movement that beats at 4Hz, has 330 parts, 38 jewels, a 72-hour power reserve, a flyback chronograph with column wheel, and is visible through the dial and caseback.
The Big Bang Unico Depeche Mode bears the name of Depeche Mode’s Global Spirit tour and the emblematic charity: water jerrycan symbol on the sapphire crystal.
To match the theme of the watch the dial has been outfitted with black-plated studded indexes. The lugs are made of black composite resin with 6 H-shaped black-plated titanium bezel screws bezel. Finishing off the look is a black rubber and calf cuff straps with black-plated studs, with a black ceramic and black-plated titanium deployant buckle clasp.
Available for sale as of May 2017, when the band begins its Global Spirit Tour. (Ref. 411.CX.1114.VR.DPM17)