A new Leica MP limited edition was announced in Taiwan (Republic of China) to commemorate the country's centenary establishment. Only 100 pieces will be produced. The price is NT$360,000 (US$12,185):
"Comes in Leica's original wood-made box, the camera features a copper and zinc-alloy body, while the the upper and lower lids are military grey, which resembles the Leica M2 Grey film camera that was launched in 1960. The Leica MP also uses "Vulcanite" leather that was on the Leica M8.2. Another special feature is the engravings of "MP100 - XXX" on the top camera shoe, the chinse words "Exciting Hundred 1912 - 2011", and Taiwan's national flower, the plum blossom. Such a limited edition Leica MP camera would surely appeal to collectors."