Samsung and de GRISOGONO make baselworld tick to luxury smart time
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced their latest fashion collaboration with the renowned and glamorous jewelry and watchmaker, de GRISOGONO. The two iconic brands have come together to co-create the Samsung Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO - a limited-edition jewelry watch designed and sculpted in gold and precious jewels, boasting Samsung’s innovative Gear S2 technology.
The partnership between de GRISOGONO and Samsung goes far beyond mere co-branding and extends into authentic co-creation and design. Both brands combined their vision and unique aesthetic to co-create a limited-edition smartwatch that brings fashion and function together, while allowing you to express your personal style.
“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.”
“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. “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 jewellery savoir-faire, while maintaining all of Samsung’s technological capabilities and intuitive usage. This watch will take an honourable 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 channels inspiration from traditional jewelry and watchmaking, evoking the distinctive de GRISOGONO design heritage. The smartwatch is transformed into smart fashion with 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.
Dedicated to perfection, innovation and imagination, de GRISOGONO has spent the last 20 years creating a characteristic and distinguished style expressed through collections that have made a lasting impression on the watch and jewelry industry. The designer’s signature look blends glamour and artistry, and brings his bold vision to life. Both Samsung and de GRISOGONO share a barrier-breaking vision and cherish craftsmanship along with the beauty of design, thereby fueling the co-creation of the Samsung Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO and a partnership that further unites fashion and technology.
The Samsung Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO will be debuted at Baselworld 2016. This limited-edition smartwatch will be available for purchase starting this summer through both Samsung and de GRISOGONO’s retail channels.
For more product information, please visit http://www.samsungmobilepress.com.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
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