Leica has launched the M7 Edition HermÃ¨s, created in cooperation with the Parisian company known for its exclusive products (and royal prices!).
The limited Leica M7 Edition â€˜HermÃ¨sâ€™ offers a total of 200 silver chrome Leica M7 cameras finished in exclusive calfskin leather supplied by HermÃ¨s. Leica said the colors of this exclusive â€˜Veau Swiftâ€™ leather are particularly extravagant. There are two variations to choose from: Ãˆtoupe (they wouldn’t call it Brown, above) and Orange. Only 100 cameras are available in each of the two leather colors.
The set includes a matching, silver anodized LEICA SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH wide-angle lens. The lens is complemented by a classical round lens hood in silver anodized metal manufactured exclusively for the Edition â€˜HermÃ¨sâ€™.
The LEICA M7 Edition â€˜HermÃ¨sâ€™ is available from December for an exorbitant price of over $14,000 designed to exclude you and I. The â€˜ordinaryâ€™ Leica M7, launched way back in 2002, retails between $4000 and $5000 today. The M7 is a classic analog Leica in the 35mm film format. The HermÃ¨s edition updates only its skin, not its content or operation.
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