After the limited edition Leica M9 wrapped in ostrich leather, we have the new Limited Edition Leica M9 Titanium that was showcased at the Photokina 2010. As part of the collabroation with Leica,Walter de’Silva and his Audi Design Team re-interpreted the design of the Leica M9.
The trim of the camera features leather, which is normally used in Audi’s finest automobiles. Other highlights include fingerprint resistant overlays, LED-lit frame lines and a specially designed holster. The package comes complete with the M9 camera, a 35mm Summilux F/1.4 prime lens and a lens hood in the box.
Also part of the set is a book devoted to the design process leading to the creation of this high quality, special titanium edition and which also includes an interview with Walter de’Silva. The unique set is presented in an elaborately handcrafted black presentation case with recesses for the camera and lens, and lined with Alcantara microsuede in Leica red.
The price for such a luxurious re-design is unsurprisingly high. €22,000 ($28,860) will get you a camera and a lens, but for the price you’ll be in exclusive company, Leica is making just 500 of the new M9 Titanium cameras.