Hublot Big Bang Depeche Mode The Sin­gles Lim­ited Edi­tion

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Robb Col­lec­tions - By WEI-YU WANG

Depeche Mode are one of the undis­puted ti­tans of elec­tronic mu­sic. Over their 37-year ca­reer, they have sold over 100 mil­lion records world­wide and have re­leased 55 sin­gles. This year, the Swiss watch­maker Hublot has once again part­nered with the Bri­tish band to re­lease a lim­it­ededi­tion trib­ute time­piece. The Hublot Big Bang Depeche Mode The Sin­gles Lim­ited Edi­tion ( RM133,700) con­sists of 55 Big Bang fly­back chrono­graphs in black ce­ramic. Each time­pieces fea­tures a unique art­work from the sin­gle it rep­re­sents, seam­lessly worked into the skele­ton dial and printed on the case­back. To top it all off, pro­ceeds from the sale of th­ese watches will go to Char­ity: Wa­ter, which is ded­i­cated to bring­ing safe drink­ing wa­ter to peo­ple in de­vel­op­ing na­tions. ≠

EChi­nese bronze tapir-form ves­sel Auc­tioned by Christie’s in New York for US$ 100,000 ( RM392,000).

xpertly in­laid with gold and sil­ver, this rit­ual wine ves­sel (also known as a ‘zun’) soared past its ini­tial es­ti­mate of US$40,000 at Christie’s JF Chen Col­lec­tion auc­tion. The tapir-shaped ves­sel – which stands with its mouth slightly open, be­low a curled snout – dates back to the 17th or 18th cen­tury. The tapir’s pointed ears are flared with a fan­shaped gold in­lay, while its body and face are dec­o­rated with fo­li­ate and scroll­work. A carved hongmu wood stand ac­com­pa­nies the ves­sel.

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