Depeche Mode and Hublot to Benefit Charity: Water
Story Summary: Basel World, Basel, Switzerland, Friday, March, 24th 2017
Today luxury watchmaker Hublot and Depeche Mode launched a new “watch for water” at Basel World.
Hublot has created the limited edition watch to celebrate the band’s new album Spirit and their upcoming Global Spirit Tour. 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.
Hublot and Depeche Mode have been partners since 2010 and have supported charity: water on three other occasions since 2013. During this period, the funds raised by Hublot and Depeche Mode have given life to 229 projects in Nepal and Ethiopia, with 220 standpipes and 19 wells drilled and dug by hand that now bring safe, clean water to over 30,000 men, women and children. For this campaign, Hublot and Depeche Mode have set a new goal to beat this previous achievement and bring clean water to 50,000 people around the world.
“I am very excited to continue our partnership with Hublot and charity: water. For many years I have been an enthusiastic supporter of charity: water and I am delighted that with Hublot we can continue to support their mission of providing clean and safe drinking water for all.” said Martin Gore of Depeche Mode.
It is estimated that 663 million people (or 1 in 10 people) in the world lack access to safe drinking water. This lack of safe water spreads disease, compromises safety, makes education elusive, and impedes the economic empowerment of citizens of developing nations. It is what is standing between billions of people and their health, safety, and the opportunity to unlock their true potential.