#TechThursday: This limited edition Leica camera is a true collector's item

#TechThursday: This limited edition Leica camera is a true collector's item

Unorthodox beauty

Text: Denise Kok

Brass is the new gold

When one thinks of luxurious metals, brass doesn't surface as a prime candidate. However, for its latest limited edition camera, German technical camera manufacturer Leica has cast the spotlight on brass as the metal of choice. Dubbed the Leica M-P Brass Edition 35, the gorgeous camera sees what else but a full matte brass finish gracing the camera's iconic frame. Created specially for luxury specialist watch retailer The Hour Glass, the camera is a limited edition release capped at 35 sets worldwide. 

Speaking about the unusual choice to highlight brass as a key feature, Mr Michael Tay, Group Managing Director of The Hour Glass said, "We wanted an object which is pure and unadulterated hence the beauty of brass in its original form was born. Brass embodies the glamour of gold in an understated way."

Leica M-P limited edition brass 35

The distinctive camera is fitted with the Leica Summicron-M 1:2/35mm ASPH lens and boasts lacquered brass and buttons — a feature that sets it apart from any Leica camera before it. Each camera bears a limited edition number along with The Hour Glass symbol imprinted on the hotshoe and lens. 

Housed in a special box hand-crafted in Germany, the Leica M-P Brass Edition 35 is practically given the celebrity treatment as the golden paper used to make the box is also the very same one used for the envelopes at the Oscars. Roll out the red carpet boys, this fine creation is worthy of adulation. 

Available exclusively in Singapore at Malmaison by The Hour Glass