Keep your grubby finger(prints) off my Leica! Yours, for just $74,500!
posted Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 11:54 AM EDT
As part of Leica’s ‘100 Years of Leica Photography’ celebration, it released limited edition and very exclusive Leica M Set Edition ‘Leica 100’ sets, of which 101 were made with edition numbers ranging from 1914–2014.
What Leica didn’t tell the world at the time is that there were an additional 25 ‘Null Series’ sets manufactured, which were pre-production models not made available to the general public. Now, one of the 25 sets is up for sale and it sets itself apart from any other Leica product and kit in some of the most luxurious and unusual of ways.
Deemed ‘rarer than rare’ by Leica itself, the Leica M Set Edition “Leica 100″ – Null Series is the first time in Leica’s history that three Summilux-M lenses were offered in a set: a Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH, Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH and Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. This particular set is further made exclusive due to its use of solid stainless steel that has a ‘special Swiss anti-finger print coating’ and cladding and camera strap made of premium calfskin leather.
Leica says the serial numbers on the cameras and lenses are made to match and represent one year in the history of Leica’s time as a company, starting with 4xxx1914 and ending with 4xxx2014. Each camera also has a special engraving on the top cover that commemorates the 100th anniversary.
Below are a collection of product photos of the camera and set:
A one-off case, called ‘The Rimowa’ is what houses this exclusive set. It features a black anodized finish on the outside, a handmade leather finish on the inside and a built-in lock, to keep those grubby hands of would-be thieves off your camera. After all, there would be zero fingerprint evidence to work with in the event your camera was stolen.
Oh, and the price tag. We can’t forget that. If your wallet is feeling heavy and your camera collection lacking, you can pick up this limited-edition set for a cool $74,500, roughly the cost of a 2015 Tesla Model S after tax credits.