Depeche Mode, Hublot, Patrizzi & Co. and Liveauctioneers.com are teaming up to offer twelve unique collector timepieces in an online auction with the full proceeds to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust. Each timepiece bears the artwork of one of Depeche Mode’s legendary studio albums. Bidding opened yesterday and closes February 24. A sampling of the timepieces appears below.
On February 17, Depeche Mode will open the 10th season of concerts organized by the charity Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall in London. On this occasion, and in support of this cause, Depeche Mode and Hublot have joined forces to produce twelve exclusive boxed sets. Inside the exquisitely designed presentation boxes, Depeche Mode fans will find a treasure chest of exclusive materials chosen by the band. Each box contains:
– A deluxe vinyl version of the album
– A USB Key containing a digital edition of the album and documentary about the making of the album
– An original album artwork print and a framed gold CD.
– A photograph signed by all members of the group who contributed to the album, including Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder.
Geneva-based auction house Patrizzi & Co. and Liveauctioneers.com have graciously donated their time and energy to this noble cause. All proceeds from this unique auction, which closes February 24, will be presented to the Teenage Cancer Trust on February 26 at the penultimate concert of Depeche Mode’s “Sounds of The Universe Tour” in Dusseldorf.
Technical information about the timepieces appears below the images, which you may enlarge with a click.
BIG BANG DEPECHE MODE
Case: “Big Bang” diameter 44.5 mm in sandblasted black ceramic
Bezel: Sandblasted black ceramic with 6 H-shaped Titanium black PVD screws, sunken, polished and blocked
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflection treatment
Bezel lug: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Back: Sandblasted Black ceramic with sapphire crystal with album logo
Crown: Steel black PVD, with natural black rubber insert
Push-pieces Steel black PVD, rectangular, with natural black rubber insert
Water-resistance: 100 m or 10 ATM
Dial: Matt black with black superluminova applique indices, numerals and album artwork between 3 and 9 o’clock
Hands: Faceted matte black
Movement: HUB4100 Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding
No. of components: 252
Bridges: Satin-finish, chamfered, polished
Screws: Black PVD
Calendar: Trapezoid aperture at 4.30, black background, shiny black numeral
Oscillating weight: Tungsten carbide with dimpled surface treated in black PVD
Bottom plate: Sand-blasted rhodium-plated
Barrel With reinforced spring
Escapement: Glucydur balance spring
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Strap: Black Alligator Rubber with dial matching stitching
Clasp: sandblasted steel black PVD
Limited Edition 12 Unique pieces, each numbered 1/1