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The Apple Watch Edition not luxury enough for you? How about this limited edition Samsung Gear S2?

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The Apple Watch Edition not luxury enough for you? How about this limited edition Samsung Gear S2?

Samsung's Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic are certainly among the sleekest-looking smartwatches on the market right now. Especially since Sammy expanded the Classic branch of the line with a Rose Gold and Platinum models. Now, those who want their smartwatch to resemble a classy-looking timepiece can definitely keep the Gear S2 Classic on their watch list.

What? Not enough bling for you? Well, worry not, because it seems Samsung is hardly done. The company has just announced a partnership with Swiss luxury jeweller de GRISOGONO, who will be building the chassis and wristbands for a limited edition run of the Gear S2.

Named "Samsung Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO", the watch has a rose gold case, encrusted with fifty six 1.2 carat white diamonds, a black DLC-coated stainless steel accent piece with seventy one 1.8 carat black diamonds, and a black galuchat (rawhide) strap with a triple-folding stainless steel clasp. On the inside, we've got your run-of-the-mill Galaxy Gear S2 hardware, with a Snapdragon 400 SoC, half a gigabyte of RAM, 4 GB of storage, and your typical 360 x 360 pixel, 1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED display. So what's different? Well, you do get a couple of exclusive watchfaces, modeled to complement the timepiece's looks.

The super-luxury smartwatch will be available for purchase some time this summer. There is no word in pricing yet, but we have a hunch that it may be ridiculously expensive. If you happen to be locked in Apple's ecosystem and feel bad that you wouldn't be able to use this shiny timepiece instead of your Apple Watch Edition, don't worry, there is hope, as Samsung has confirmed that the Gear S2 will be compatible with iOS some time this year.


source: Samsung

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posted on 23 Mar 2016, 09:49

1. bvalde09 (Posts: 181; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Does people really spend money on this? I mean I understand each on their own but I will never dream into buy one of this expensive "luxury" smartwatch

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 10:01 6

2. tech2 (Posts: 3397; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


To you it might be 'expensive' but to others its not.

Same way you might be able to afford $800 smartphone but to someone else it might be luxurious and 'expensive'.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 10:03 6

4. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2751; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


If people like Paris Hilton spend 100.000 dollars on a dog collar, I'm pretty sure there will be people who spend thousands of bucks on shiny versions of gadgets

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 10:31

9. cripton805 (Posts: 1432; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I would. Cant wear a sportbanded Apple Or Samsung watch with a suit. Its just weird. Especially at a business meeting.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 10:02

3. fyah_king (Posts: 280; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


I will definitely get one

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 10:03

5. gaming64 (Posts: 234; Member since: 22 Mar 2016)


I rather buy a Rolex. How hard is it to buy a phone and take it out of your pocket.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 10:09

6. catze86 (Posts: 692; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Todays, only 0,000000001 miliseconds difference considered as 'LAG'

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 21:39

16. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


@catze

Right! lmao. Fanboys are crazy about lag, already.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 10:14

7. S-R-K (banned) (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Mar 2016)


I'd rather buy a Breitling.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 11:21 1

11. RoboticEngi (Posts: 604; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


It is much more than that......

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 19:13 1

14. gaming64 (Posts: 234; Member since: 22 Mar 2016)


I know having a shortcut to doing stuff is great and all but I have no use of a smartwatch at the moment.

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 20:02

19. insanity99 (Posts: 44; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


If it's waterproof then I'm planning on buying it. (Not this expensive version)

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 10:30 6

8. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2366; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Looks really stylish, 100x better than that V-tech watch with a fruit on it's back, still not intriguing enough for me to buy a SmartWatch.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 10:40

10. ibend (Posts: 3858; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


and this is how limited edition smartwatch should look..
btw, did those bezels rotate-able?

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 11:21 1

12. RoboticEngi (Posts: 604; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


It's the S2, so anything else would be stupid....

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 11:35 1

13. Macflyer (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 Mar 2016)


The Classic already looks the part and is the best current design at a smartwatch yet imho. That is if you buy the 3G or 4G enabled one since it can be used standalone.

Good that it will work with iOS. Platform agnostic smartwatches are the path to take.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 20:59 1

15. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8939; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Assuming this will cost $10,000, its more closer to a Rolex in looks than the Apple Watch that cost $10,000. At least this one has a lot of diamonds and real gold.

Wow they look cool...My AMEX is like nah....waste of money.
But if I was a yuppie, I'd buy this before Apple's version any day.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 21:44

17. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Shiny watch, but not worth getting it now. Wonder what will be it's retail price.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 23:35

18. technitude (Posts: 102; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


What's funny, is in the video (about 36 seconds in) they show the watch upside down. ...there are no buttons on the left side of GS2 watches... Unless this is a new feature.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 15:44

20. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


PA, you have it incorrect. There's no way to fit 56 1.2 carat & 71 1.8 carat diamonds on a watch. A 1.8 carat diamond is about the size of pea! Those numbers represent the size of the respective diamonds combined.

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