Samsung gets blingy with Gear S2 de Grisogono edition

Samsung gatecrashes Baselworld with a diamond encrusted Gear S2
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Samsung has partnered with luxury jewellery and watchmaker de Grisogono for a limited edition version of the Gear S2.

Set to be flaunted at the Baselworld 2016 watch fair, the features on the de Grisogono Gear S2 are the same as the standard model. You still get the same sized screen, rotating bezel and Tizen operating system. There are couple of extra watch faces, but that's really it.

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It's all about the design here. First, there's the choice of a 41mm, rose gold case with 56 white diamonds or a black stainless steel case with 71 black diamonds. That's kept in place on your wrist by a black Galuchat watch strap.

Samsung gets blingy with Gear S2 de Grisogono edition

Samsung and de Grisogono claim this is not simply a co-branding exercise. "de Grisogono has always been associated with daring products and a visionary approach to High Jewellery and watches," said Fawaz Gruosi founder and creative director, de Grisogono.

"The resulting Samsung Gear S2 by de Grisogono clearly embodies all of our boldness in watch design and our jewellery savoir-faire, while maintaining all of Samsung's technological capabilities and intuitive usage."

Samsung's Baselworld announcement follows the news that Fossil is planning to launch a whole host of new Android Wear watches, while Movado is prepping Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss and Lacoste smartwatches and a whole lot more for the big watch show.

So how much will this luxury smartwatch cost you? Samsung hasn't released details on pricing, but it's fair to assume that it's not going to be cheap.

The Gear S2 de Grisogono edition is going on sale in the summer and we'd suggest you'd start saving now if you want one.

Samsung gets blingy with Gear S2 de Grisogono edition

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Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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