Hublot and Depeche Mode have helped to raise $1.7 million for charity: water, an organization that brings drinking water to the world’s poorest countries.
It is the third fundraiser co-hosted by the watchmaker and the legendary British indie band since they first collaborated in 2010. They raised $1.4 million together in 2014.
“It is with great pride that we, along with Hublot, are able to present charity: water with a check for over $1.7 million, and can bring clean drinking water to tens of thousands of people,” says Depeche Mode’s singer songwriter Martin Gore.
Hublot’s CEO Ricardo Guadalupe was in New York for the fundraiser, which raised the $1.7 million over two years from the proceeds of two different models: 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.
“I am particularly proud of this aspect of Hublot – to have been able to help so many people across the world by meeting their obvious need for access to safe drinking water. The three campaigns led in this regard with our friends Depeche Mode are only the beginning: we wish to support this cause for a long time to come,” Mr Guadalupe says.