Depeche Mode launch one-of-a-kind watch sale for charity

First published: 09-02-2010

English band Depeche Mode has teamed up with Swiss watch firm Hublot, Patrizzi & Co auction house and for a fundraiser benefiting the UK's Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT).

Twelve unique watches, with each featuring the artwork from one of Depeche Mode's 12 studio albums, are one-of-a-kind creations and will be sold alongside a whole host of additional gifts chosen by the members of Depeche Mode.

It includes a deluxe vinyl version of the album, a USB Key containing a digital edition of the album as well as a documentary about the making of the album, an original copy of the album artwork print and a framed gold CD, as well as a photo signed by all members of the group who contributed to the record.

Julian R Ellison, the chief executive officer of LiveAuctioneers, explained that the TCT was a cause that is very close to his heart and he is proud to be supporting such a worthy effort through the watch sales.

He said: "We are very proud to be able to help Depeche Mode with this important fundraiser.

"LiveAuctioneers is fully behind this charity and we're hopeful that the extraordinary timepiece gift sets in this auction will raise a significant sum for TCT's ongoing programs."

Speak & Spell was the debut album from Depeche Mode, released in late 1981.


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