Mr. M for Leica M240: The Laurel Crown, “Mr. M”, is dedicated to those who love their Leica M
In Greek mythology, the laurel tree symbolizes victory, glory, and eternal love. The laurel crown’s seal of victory reflected in the jewelry is a special lucky charm exclusive to Leica M users.
Jay Tsujimura: My thoughts in creating this jewelry is that every time you hold your Leica M camera with the attached Mr. M, you will remember the meaning behind the laurel crown. The present, the future…victory, glory, and eternal love. I am not just designing jewelry that looks good but one that combines good design and quality which is of the up most importance to me. My hope in handcrafting each piece is that Mr. M will be your lucky charm to have wherever your challenges, dreams, and aspirations may take you. As a craftsman, It would be my honor if this message can be felt by a Leica M user who is motivated and creative in his/her art.
The design of Mr. M reflects the vitality and wildness of natural flora, its elegant flowing form has beauty but expresses inner strength. The shimmering effect from the silver reflected by the meticulously hand carved laurel leaves and floral motif adds a touch of warmth. A touch of luxury and style is reflected from the centerpiece of the laurel crown with attached materials such as natural leather, lizard, or diamond python skin. Choice of 15 colors are available for the centerpiece leather for a semi-custom order. Due to the unique texture of exotic leathers, no two pieces are alike.
The soft release and hot shoe cover are handcrafted in sterling silver. Each piece is hand carved and filed up to 0.1 mm to accommodate a precise fit. Mr. M soft release is designed in mind to fit adjusting to a low position so that pressing the shutter release is smooth and seamless. It fits to M240 but also to Leica ME and MM series.
Mr. M hot shoe cover has a floral motif design on the side and covers the Leica M240 EVF terminal. The underside has a leatherette attached to create a seamless fit.
Jay Tsujimura’s message, [Love + Peace +Joy=Happiness!] is engraved on the underside of each piece.