The iconic German camera maker Leica has teamed up with Parisian high-end designer label Hermès to create a beautiful special edition of the Leica M9-P called ‘Edition Hermes’. This is the third time that the two companies have collaborated, following from the success of the Leica M7 Edition Hermes in 2009 and the Leica MP Edition Hermes before that, in 2003.
Leica M9-P Edition Hermès and Bespoke Hermès Camera Bag
Being Hermès, the finest of materials have been utilized in the modification of this camera, including Veau Swift calfskin leather, which has been carefully applied to the camera body and the shoulder strap set which comes with it. To mark its distinction, this camera features a limited-edition number inscribed alongside the unique serial number. The exclusive numbers, unique product design and premium finishing with numerous extras make this a truly special edition in every respect.
Leica M9-P Edition Hermès
The camera will be released in two editions, the first of which is available now in an edition of 300 and features a silver-anodized Leica Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH lens. After that, there will be a yet even more exclusive release in June of the Leica M9-P Edition Hermes – Serie Limitee Jean-Louis Dumas, which is a special collaboration with Jean-Louis Dumas -the former president of Hermès who died in 2010. It will be released in a super exclusive batch of just 100, and will be accompanied by three lenses -a Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/ 2 ASPH., a Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. and a Leica APO-Summicron-M 90 mm f/ 2 ASPH., all featuring a silver-anodized finish. Not surprisingly, this unique collection of photographic equipment will find a fitting home in a hand-finished Hermès camera bag -the first Leica camera bag ever to have been created by Hermès, a company world-famous for its manufacturing handbag excellence.