Hermès x Leica M7 Official Unveiling
Following up on yesterday’s preview on HB, the Hermès x Leica M7 enjoys an official unveiling. Aside from the previously seen orange version, another calfskin choice includes an “etoupe” and chrome combination as well. The limited edition cameras will be limited to 100 pieces per color with sequential numbering ranging from 001/200 to 200/200. Each camera body comes paired with 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.” Small subtle color changes also mark the overall design for the camera which will be released next month in the United Kingdom at select Leica dealers and at the Leica Store Mayfair. The camera will carry a suggested retail price of £8550 (approximately $14,382 USD). I wonder if I can buy just the strap?
Leica has introed a “very special limited edition” version of its classic 35mm rangefinder system camera the M7 with the launch of the new Leica M7 Edition “Hermes”.
The second Hermes partnership that Leica has entered into, the special M7 comes in silver chrome with a choice of two calfskin leather finishes – orange and “etoupe”.
Just 100 of each colour will be made available, and each individual camera will have a special sequential serial number between 001/200 and 200/200.
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.
Looks-wise there’s a few changes from the standard M7. The top plate is engraved with the Leica name in classic script, the red Leica logo has been nixed to stop a colour clash and the normally red “AUTO” and settings on the shutter speed dial have been replaced by the shade of the camera’s leather.
The Lecia M7 Edition “Hermes” will be available in the UK from December from authorised Leica dealers and the Leica Store Mayfair for an eye-watering £8550.