If you thought Leica had reached the proverbial special-edition inflation threshold with the $32,000 M9 Titanium, feast your eyes on the latest debt-generating and/or bank-account-breaking offering from the German camera and optics manufacturer – the Leica M9-P “Edition Hermès.”
Branded and design inspired by the famous high-end Parisian fashion house, the Edition Hermès digital rangefinder and kit re-writes the book on what it means to have the most exclusive of exclusive toys – undeniably pointed at the incredibly well-off Leica enthusiast.
For a cool $50,000, or roughly the price of a nice three-bedroom condo in many parts of the United States, everything shown above could be yours, including a Summicron-M 28mm f/2, Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95, Summicron-M 90mm f/2, and a calfskin leather outfitted Leica M9-P – an accent which also finds its way to the 100% handmade bag, custom fitted for all the goodies the kit includes.
If your more of the budget-oriented type, and can do without the Summicron-M 28mm and 90mm f/2, a standard one lens kit is also available for $25,000. Both Leica M9-P ‘Edition Hermès’ kits will be available in June.
If you’re curious to see exactly what goes into making these one-of-a-kind kits, be sure to check the making-of and unboxing videos after the image break below: