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Leica introduces M10 Edition Zagato for serious collectors

World-renowned German brand Leica is back at it again with the M10 limited edition, a collaboration with Zagato, a prestigious Milan-based coachbuilding company behind some of the most exquisite automobiles in history.

The latter is especially regarded for its innovative use of aluminium in creating stunning coach-built cars such as the Aston Martin Vanquish ZagatoFerrari 575 GTZ, and 1996 Lamborghini Raptor.

Fueled by their passion for aesthetics and precision, the collaboration of these two brands is a no-brainer. In fact, Leica and Zagato first joined forces in 2015 with the introduction of the Leica Ultravid 8×32 Edition Zagato, a limited edition pair of binoculars made out of stark aluminium.

Leica M10 Limited Edition Zagato
Leica M10 Limited Edition Zagato.

The duo’s latest collaboration is the Leica M10 Limited Edition Zagato, which comes with a lens Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4. A sleek work of art, the camera features an aluminium top deck (rather than brass), baseplate and an outer casing. When combined, the parts still weigh 70 grams lighter than serial production M10 cameras. Additionally, the body shell of the camera is sheathed in aluminium with hundreds of finely milled grooves instead of the usual leather trim.

A distinguishing factor found on the special edition is the integrated handgrip, as well as an aluminium badge engraved into each camera with a unique special edition serial number revealed on the underside of the baseplate.

The body shell of the camera is sheathed in aluminium with hundreds of finely milled grooves.

Besides the use of aluminium, another reference to Zagato’s coach-built cars is the design of the integrated lens hood, which pays homage to the brand’s signature double-bubble roofline found in many of its designs. The hood can be pulled out and locked in a single motion, a new feature for the 22 mm lens that simplifies its handling.

Be one of the 250 people in the world to get your hands on this gem. The Leica M10 Limited Edition is now available for S$31,700 at selected Leica stores.

(Featured image credit: Smart Reality

Dewi Nurjuwita
Senior Writer
Dewi Nurjuwita is a travel and design writer who can be found exploring the streets of foreign cities with passport in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.
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