Allendale, NJ—Leica’s debuted its first sport optics 111 years ago. To mark this milestone in the history of Leica, the company has joined forces with expert leather maker Hermès to create a limited edition pair of Leica Ultravid binoculars.
Two versions of the Leica Ultravid 111 edition binoculars are being offered. The Leica Ultravid 8×32 HD Plus Edition Hermès and the Leica Ultravid 10×32 HD Plus Edition Hermès pay homage to the tradition of Leica sport optics, combining traditional, vintage-style eyecups with modern technology. In addition to its own unique serial number, each pair of binoculars bears one of a series of consecutive limited edition numbers.
The black anodized binoculars come with a Hermès swift calfskin leather casing in the “Rouge H.” The supple leather is used not only on the body of the binoculars but also for the shoulder strap included in the sets. Each pair also comes with an exclusive handcrafted swift calfskin leather and canvas Hermès bag.
“In the Leica Ultravid Edition Hermès, a tour de force of optical precision meets unparalleled craftsmanship,” said Cyril Thomas, global director of Leica Sport Optics. “We are particularly pleased to see the continuation of the long-standing collaboration between Leica and Hermès in the creation of this special edition of Leica binoculars with an exclusive bag from Hermès included in the set.”
In the past, the two companies have collaborated to develop special editions of the Leica M system: the Leica MP Edition Hermès (2003), the Leica M7 Edition Hermès (2009) and the Leica M9-P Edition Hermès (2012). us.leica-camera.com