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

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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20 Comments

1. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 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

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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'.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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

9. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

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

3. fyah_king unregistered

I will definitely get one

5. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

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

6. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

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

16. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

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

7. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

I'd rather buy a Breitling.

11. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

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

14. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

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

19. insanity99

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

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

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

12. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

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

13. Macflyer

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 23, 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.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

17. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

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

18. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

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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