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Leica M7 Edition Hermes is picture-perfect collaboration

The limited edition M7 available in two colours
The limited edition M7 available in two colours

French design house Hermes has again teamed up with renowned camera creator Leica to design a limited edition camera sure to be on the top of more than a few wish lists this Christmas.

The limited edition camera series is available in silver chrome with a choice of two calfskin leather finishes both supplied by Hermes; the label’s trademark orange, or Etoupe brown.

The Leica M7 is limited to just 100 cameras of each colour and all will display an individual make number from 1/200 through to 200/200.

Using traditional film, the camera is equipped with a silver anodised LEICA SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. wide-angle lens, and a LEICAVIT M rapid winder in silver chrome.

A matching classic round lens hood in silver anodised metal is also present, a feature created specifically for these camera models.

A genuine leather carrying strap matching the colour of the camera and handcrafted by Atelier Hermes completes the picture.

As stylish as the camera it holds is the packaging which sees the Leica M7 Edition Hermes and all accessories presented in a silk-lined, linen-covered box.

Amongst the features that set this limited edition apart from the standard M7 model are a top plate engraved with the Leica name in classic script rather than the traditional red logo, and leather colour-matching features on the shutter speed dial in place of the usual red.

The Hermes Leica M7 carries a price tag of €9,500 and should be available from December.

This collaboration is the second between Leica and Hermes who previously released the Leica MP Edition Hermes back in 2003.

The limited edition is available in silver chrome with a choice of two calfskin leather finishes both supplied by Hermes; the label’s trademark orange, or Etoupe brown.