Last night in Moscow Hublot teamed up with Depeche Mode for a charitable collaboration. Together, Hublot and Depeche Mode hosted a gala dinner in the Russian capital, which raised $1.4 million for charity: water.
The rock-inspired evening, which took place at the historic Tsum building in the heart of Moscow, included a dinner and an auction of three exceptional lots. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, welcomed guests including Depeche Mode’s Andy Fletcher, Martin Gore and Dave Gahan, the band’s manager Jonathan Kessler, charity: water founder Scott Harrison and Rick De La Croix, Hublot’s exclusive partner in the Americas.
Depeche Mode themselves hit the stage to present the lots, which comprised the following:
Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore commented on the event, “I am particularly pleased that, as a band and with the support of our loyal friend Hublot, we can organise 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.”
Meanwhile, Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe added, “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.”
This isn’t the first time Hublot and Depeche Mode have teamed up for a good cause. The luxury watchmaker has been working with the band since 2010, raising funds for causes like The Teenage Cancer Trust and charity: water. Just last year Hublot unveiled the Big Bang Depeche Mode limited series in black ceramic to benefit charity: water.
Photos courtesy Hublot.