Samsung and Diesel team up to give the Gear S a leather-clad makeover

If you're wondering what the metal bits were, that's the spirit of New Wave rock stars
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If the Samsung Gear S wasn’t big enough to make a statement by itself, the collaboration with Diesel just fixed that problem for you.

Diesel Black Gold, which is the premium line of the Diesel fashion label, has made a host of accessories, that turn the Gear S watch into wrist-born fashion pieces, clad in leather, with a handful of silver studs thrown in for good measure.

The SS 15 collection, as it’s dubbed, is allegedly “inspired by highly stylized New Wave rock stars and tough rockabilly heroines, have been used to give a sharp attitude to the device, characterized by signature leather and metal details.”

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The bands are certainly big, and while price and availability information is thin at best, there are black, red and white versions available.

The bands are certainly an individual look and we can’t see them selling in their thousands, but it’s another statement of intent from Samsung, that it intends to back its watches with high-profile fashion brands.

Earlier this month, Samsung announced a Swarovski encrusted Samsung Gear S, that oozed the sort of class associated with Saudi sheiks..

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