With the Leica M10 ‘Edition Zagato’, Leica Camera AG presents a brand new particular version that unites the very best of German craftsmanship and Italian design. Comprising a digital camera and a Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.four ASPH. lens, the set takes its identify from Dr Andrea Zagato, proprietor of the design home and automotive styling specialist, who personally designed the restricted version, restricted to 250 items worldwide.
The Leica press launch:
The positive arts of German craftsmanship meet Italian Design: Leica Camera AG presents the brand new, strictly restricted Leica M10 ‘Edition Zagato’.
Wetzlar, 15 June 2018. With the Leica M10 ‘Edition Zagato’, Leica Camera AG presents a timelessly lovely particular version that unites the very best of German craftsmanship and Italian design. Comprising a digital camera and a Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.four ASPH. lens, the set takes its identify from Dr Andrea Zagato, proprietor of the design home and automotive styling specialist of the identical identify, who personally designed the restricted version, restricted to 250 items worldwide. This collaboration is now the second particular version created between the 2 lengthy-established firms – 2015 noticed the launch of a restricted sequence of binoculars with a strikingly elegant design, the Leica Ultravid 8×32 ‘Edition Zagato’.
Founded a century in the past, Zagato has been the creator of essentially the most lovely coachbuilt our bodies within the historical past of car development. The quintessential Italian model is especially well-known for its revolutionary use of aluminium in car design and development. Today, the corporate continues to create particular, and historically strictly restricted, editions of vehicles with distinctive styling in Milan, the place the story of success started with the model’s founder Ugo Zagato in 1919.
Both Leica and Zagato uphold a robust ardour for aesthetics and precision in lots of respects. Both have intrinsic hyperlinks, as properly, to images: “Photography plays an essential role in our work. Without the possibilities offered by photography, we would never have had the invaluable pictures to be able to reconstruct vehicle models, and would not be able to present our work from the last decades in such an impressive way” emphasises proprietor Dr Andrea Zagato, who, collectively along with his spouse and Art Director, Marella Rivolta-Zagato, now heads the household firm in its third technology.
The ‘Edition Zagato’ is the primary particular version of the Leica M10 digital camera and gives extraordinary visible and tactile highlights. The high deck, the baseplate, the outer casing and the management parts of the digital camera are all manufactured from aluminium. This makes it 70g lighter than its serial manufacturing counterpart. Instead of the standard leather-based trim, the bodyshell of the digital camera is completed with positive grooves, which, along with particulars just like the pink shutter launch button, lend the digital camera its distinctive appear and feel. The built-in handgrip on the left of the physique visually distinguishes the particular version from the serial manufacturing mannequin of the M10 and makes it a delight to carry and deal with. The M10 ‘Edition Zagato’ is the primary Leica digital camera to have its personal particular serial quantity engraved on an aluminium badge on the bottom of the digital camera that’s revealed solely when the baseplate is opened.
The Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.four ASPH. lens within the particular version set has an built-in lens hood that may be pulled out and locked in place in a single movement – a brand new function for a 35mm lens that simplifies its dealing with. The design of the focusing support on the lens pays homage to a typical styling signature of Zagato car design, the double-bubble roofline of many Zagato fashions. The unmistakeable ‘Zagato’ logotype on the lens ring additionally signifies the position of the outstanding design accomplice on this collaboration. In all different elements, the technical specs of the digital camera and lens within the Leica M10 ‘Edition Zagato’ set are equivalent to these of its serial manufacturing counterpart.
In addition to the digital camera and lens, the set additionally features a carrying strap in pink full-grain leather-based embossed with the Zagato logotype. This M-Camera is the primary to function rectangular strap lugs in the identical design as these of the Zagato binoculars. The certificates of authenticity graces the packaging of the set within the type of an aluminium plate with an engraved serial quantity.
The Leica M10 ‘Edition Zagato’ is accessible from 15th June 2018 in chosen Leica Stores, a number of items of the Leica Ultravid 8×32 ‘Edition Zagato’ restricted version binoculars are nonetheless obtainable. In addition to the binoculars and a case in Zagato design, the set features a matching carrying strap and a leather-based wrist strap.
The publication of the second quantity of the espresso-desk ebook trilogy, ‘Leica and Zagato – Europe Collectibles’, coincides with the launch of the Leica M10 ‘Edition Zagato’. The fascinating footage present 33 Zagato fashions from your entire historical past of the model in evocative European settings.