Designed by renowned fashion house Hermès, only 200 of this exclusive edition of Leica UK’s classic 35mm rangefinder system camera will be available. To be precise, 100 in trade mark Hermès orange and 100 in a green called “etoupe”.
The Leica M7 Edition Hermes set includes a Leica SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. wide-angle lens, a matching classic round lens hood, a LEICAVIT M rapid winder and a real leather carrying strap matched to the colour of the camera, all delivered in a linen-covered, silk-lined box. This limited edition camera has a number of distinct features compared to the standard LEICA M7 model. For example, the top plate is engraved with the Leica name in classic script: the red Leica logo has been omitted to preserve the colour harmony of the leather covering.
All control elements of the LEICA M7 Edition Hermès have been manufactured exclusively in metal, and the back of the camera is finished in silver chrome. Furthermore, the red colour of the engraved AUTO and flash settings on the shutter speed dial has been replaced by the specific shade of the camera’s leather.
The LEICA M7 Edition Hermès will be available from December 2009 from authorised Leica dealers including the Leica Store Mayfair, at a suggested retail price of $14,300.