Hublot Big Bang Depeche Mode Watch

Hublot Big Bang Depeche Mode Watch

Hublot Big Bang Depeche Mode Watch   watch releases

80s loving Europeans (and well, me too) love Depeche Mode musical entertainment and Hublot certainly does. Back in 2010, the Swiss brand worked with Depeche Mode to create a limited edition of 12 Big Bang watches each with unique Depeche Mode albums covers (debuted here). Those were sold off for charity. Now three years later in 2013, Hublot once again dances slow with Depeche Mode with a new 250 piece limited edition Big Bang Depeche Mode.

Sales of the watches will benefit probably the most PR friendly non-profit charity next to those that save cats and dogs - Charity: Water - that helps bring drinking water to people in the developing world. The watch is all black in a 44mm wide ceramic case and has a series of clos du Paris style pyramids on the bezel, hour markers, and strap. Very Dior (also LVMH by the way), and reminds me of the pyramids that Karl Lagerfeld likes on his new watches. 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.com

Hublot Big Bang Depeche Mode Watch   watch releases

Hublot Big Bang Depeche Mode Technical details
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

5 comments
hobycook
hobycook

Is it just me or don't all Hublot's movements suspiciously resemble ETA 775x's ? 

CG
CG

HA! Pyramids!? It's spikes ...baby spikes! C'mon it's D'Mode... LMAO pimping charity again, disingenuous.

SuperStrapper
SuperStrapper

Actually pretty cool. When I saw the title I tensed a bit, as I did not like or fully appreciate the last time these 2 got into bed together, but this is a nice, good looking watch with no real branding or identifier: replace the rear crystal and you've got a good design that should see a place in Hublots regular lineup. Save maybe the strap I guess. Jury's still out on that one, but the case and dial are winners.

Ryan B
Ryan B

Looks like a watch you would get from one of those claw machine games at the arcade

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

Ariel beat me to it but I was going to say this looks like a Lagerfeld/Hublot mashup.  I quite like it but probably wouldn't wear it myself until I had acquired suitably tight leather pants, panda-like mascara and long hair.  Surprisingly for Hublot this watch has some overall theme to it, like it was designed, perhaps even by humans and not inebriated apes.  Batman would wear this watch - or at least teen goth suicidal Batman would.  I know it's a Hublot but let's give the guy a break - he lost both his parents when he was young.  Poor guy.  So sad.