Leica has collaborated with Hermés to produce the very exclusive Ultravid HD-PLUS ‘Edition Hermés’ binoculars. The Ultravid 8 x 32 HD-PLUS ‘Edition Hermés’ and the Ultravid 10 x 32 HD-PLUS ‘Edition Hermés’ are luxurious black anodized binoculars wrapped in a supple Hermés calfskin leather, paired with a handcrafted canvas and leather Hermés bag with matching strap. The lovely Hermés leather styling is completed by the included matching calfskin wrist strap.
These high-performing binoculars combine the latest Leica HD-PLUS optics with vintage style eyecups, to give the user the most natural color rendition and high spectrum of contrast mixed with traditional style and handling. These exclusive sets will only be available at selected Leica Stores worldwide, beginning in February.
A total of 111 sets will be available worldwide – 56 units of the Ultravid 8 x 32 HD-PLUS ‘Edition Hermés’ bearing serial numbers 001 through 056, and 55 units of the Ultravid 10 x 32 HD-PLUS ‘Edition Hermés’ bearing serial numbers 057 through 111. Each set includes a signed certificate and has matching serial numbers on the bag and binoculars. The Ultravid HD-PLUS ‘Edition Hermés’ is a very exclusive item fit for any collection.
One of the highlights of these black anodised binoculars is their Hermès swift calfskin leather casing in the illustrious ‘Rouge H’. This extremely fine and supple leather is used not only on the body of the binoculars, but also for the shoulder strap included in the set. Each pair also comes with an exclusive handcrafted swift calfskin leather and canvas Hermès bag. 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).
Cyril Thomas, Global Director of Leica Sport Optics comments on the collaboration: ‘In the Leica Ultravid “Edition Hermès”, a tour de force of optical precision meets unparalleled craftsmanship. 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’.
Front lens diameter
Field of view at 1,000 m
Close focusing distance
6.6ft (2.1 m)