In addition to the Leica M-M and Leica X2, Leica Camera AG has also announced a limited edition M9-P 'Edition Hermes' model featuring a restyled top plate, shutter speed dial and shutter release. The camera also adopts the distinctive 'Veau Swift' calfskin leather in ochre color.
The first of the Leica M9-P ‘Edition Hermès’ sets will be available in May 2012, in a worldwide limited edition of 300. In addition to the camera, the set includes a silver-anodised Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens and is scheduled to be available in the UK from May 2012, at a UK suggested retail price of £18,000 inc VAT.
This will be followed by a very special set, which will be available in June 2012. The Leica M9-P ‘Edition Hermès’ – Série Limitée Jean-Louis Dumas, in a strictly limited edition of only 100 sets, is a celebration of the friendship and collaboration between Jean-Louis Dumas, the former president of Hermès, who died in May 2010, and Leica Camera AG. The camera is accompanied by three lenses: a Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/ 2 ASPH., a Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. and a Leica APO-Summicron-M 90mm f/2 ASPH., all featuring a silver-anodised finish. This set will be available in the UK from June 2012, at a UK suggested retail price of £36,000 inc VAT.