Samsung and jewelry and watchmaker de GRISOGONO joined up for a bling Gear S2 at Baselworld 2016. Watch the video below introducing the new Gear S2.
This is the first big Smartwatch news from Baselworld 2016. Samsung partnered with renowned and glamorous jewelry and watchmaker, de GRISOGONO to co-create the Samsung Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO.
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This bling Gear S2 smartwatch is a limited-edition jewelry watch designed and sculpted in gold and precious jewels, with Samsung’s Gear S2 technology.
“The combination of style and substance is inherent in every Samsung device,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “This dynamic partnership builds on this heritage by merging Samsung’s barrier breaking technology with de GRISOGONO’s signature style to create a smartwatch as unique as the wearer.”
The Samsung Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO is only for consumers who are de GRISOGONO fans. Samsung is taking a page out of Tag Heuer's book here with this creation. The company packages its smartwatch guts in an expensive luxury watch housing.
“de GRISOGONO has always been associated with daring products and a visionary approach to High Jewelry and watches,” said Fawaz Gruosi Founder and Creative Director, de GRISOGONO. “Designing a connected watch with Samsung has been an incredible experience for both brands. Samsung brought to the table the best and most intuitive technology, while de Grisogono brought its glamorous design and craftsmanship expertise. The resulting Samsung Gear S2 by de Grisogono clearly embodies all of our boldness in watch design and our jewelry savoir-faire, while maintaining all of Samsung’s technological capabilities and intuitive usage. This watch will take an honorable place alongside de GRISOGONO’s Meccanico, Otturatore and Occhio, as another of our brand’s revolutionary approaches to displaying time.”
The Samsung Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO features rose gold, over 100 black and white diamonds and a bracelet studded with de GRISOGONO’s signature galuchat. The diamond-set gold bezel turns freely around the dial, allowing consumers to access the Gear S2’s library of applications and features, including notifications, activity logs.
The Samsung Gear S2 runs on Samsung's own operating system Tizen. Features of the Gear S2 de GRISOGONO include 41mm rose gold set case with 56 white diamonds (approx. 1.2 cts), black DLC-coated stainless steel set with 71 black diamonds (approx. 1.8 cts).
Samsung and the jewelry company designed special watch faces to match the case. A two-hand dial with dual-time display complete with day/night indicator at 3 o’clock, day-date indicator at 6 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock. Another two-hand dial with a central seconds counter, a power-reserve indicator at 4 o’clock and a moon phase at 8 o’clock are part of the luxury package.
Other features of the luxury smartwatch include 1.2" AMOLED screen with 360x360px, 4GB storage, 512MB RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light and Barometer. The battery holds 2-3 days in normal use.
The Samsung Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO will be exhibited at the Baselworld 2016. This limited-edition smartwatch will be available for purchase starting this summer through both Samsung and de GRISOGONO’s retail channels. Samsung has not revealed the price of the Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO.
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The Baselworld 2016 opens its doors tomorrow, March 17 in Basel, Switzerland.