As homage to the former president of the Parisian fashion house Hermès, Jean-Louis Dumas, who died in May 2010, Leica has revealed a limited edition camera.
Called the Leica M9-P ‘Série Limitée Jean-Louis Dumas’, the camera is offered in two different sets—with either one, or three lenses.
The one-lens camera set comes with a silver-anodized Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH, and is available from June 2012 with a worldwide limited edition of 300.
The three-lens set—available from July 2012 with a limited edition of 100 sets—comes with: a Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH, a Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH, and a Leica SPO-Summicron-M 90mm f/2 ASPH; that all comes with silver-anodized finishes.
The sets are available at US$ 29,000 and US$ 59,000 respectively from Leica stores and boutiques.
The camera company also made a video to launch the limited edition series.
In the video, it shows the precision, craftsmanship and effort combined to produce the series.
Watch the video below to see the craftsmen at work: