In collaboration with high fashion brand Hermès, Leica is releasing a limited edition of its Leica M9-P camera outfitted with luxury leather and a silver chrome finish. The premium touch on this Hermès Leica M9-P rangefinder highlights the “Veau Swift” calfskin in ocre leather trim that was supplied by the Parisian fashion designer. The body is finished in silver chrome, with the lens also anodized in silver. Of course, a metal protective lens cap comes with the set.
This limited edition also has a slightly restyled feature on the camera body, with a cleaner look to the top and base plates, the shutter speed dial, the function selection wheel, and the shutter release. You’ll also notice the the frame selector lever, the accessory shoe and, the Leica script are missing to make the camera stand out more as the unique Hermès version.
While the Leica M9-P in white leather we saw in March was limited to 50 cameras, the company will make 300 of the Edition Hermès, available for sale for the price tag of $25,000.