PHOTO COURTESY OF LEICA
Since Ernst Leitz founded Leica in 1869, the revered manufacturer of cameras and lenses has found favour with professional photographers the world over. Because of its quality finishing and precise technicality, Leica soon entrenched itself at the forefront of photography. 20 years ago, the German camera maker also established the Leitz Photographica Auction.
The official auction house offers bidders the chance to get their hands on vintage cameras, lenses and limited-edition optical tools. To celebrate this monumental anniversary, Leica introduces the exclusive Leitz Auction set. It crowns the iconic Leica M6 and Noctilux-M 50 f/1.2 ASPH lens in a glossy black paint finish.
It’s not your typical Leica M6 rangefinder camera, either. Thanks in part to a solid wood armouring made of walnut veneer that’s also lovely to touch. Leica also engaged a renowned goldsmith in Wetlzar, Germany, to cast the Leitz logo in solid gold.
Unsurprisingly, this launch is limited to just 20 pieces worldwide. The Leitz Auction set is available at Leica boutiques in Vienna, but you can check with Leica Singapore stores if you have to secure one for yourself.