New Innovative Wearable Device by Gucci Timepieces in Partnership with Will.I.Am

March 2015

On the occasion of the 2015 edition of Baselworld, Gucci Timepieces is pleased to announce a special partnership with for the development of an innovative concept in terms of wearable technology. and Stéphane Linder and Stéphane Linder

Stéphane Linder, President and CEO of Gucci Timepieces, said during the announcement: “Today, through this innovative collaboration with and, Gucci Timepieces is fully embracing the future of wearable technology that is now ahead of us, with the objective of launching a wearable device concept that is a fashion accessory, incorporating the most comprehensive and advanced technological functionalities.“

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Gucci timepieces commented, “ and Gucci Timepieces are setting the pace with our vision for a untethered wearable. In creating a device that is both fashionable and technologically advanced, we aim to define this category. I coined the term “fashionology” …a merging of the worlds of fashion and technology, and that is exactly what this collaboration with Gucci represents.”

Stéphane Linder, and Marco Bizzarri
Stéphane Linder, and Marco Bizzarri

The device will operate as a completely stand alone smartband, untethered from any smartphone. Functionalities will include: the ability to make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages and emails, music, maps, calendar, fitness and a sophisticated personal assistant activated by voice command. Details regarding pricing, distribution, and launch timing will be announced in due course.

Source: Gucci