Jony Ive & Marc Newson designed Leica prototype camera listed at the 38th Leitz Photographica Auction

The 38th Leitz Photographica Auction (previously reported here) will take place on June 12, 2021, in Vienna and as usual, will have several interesting items, including a Jony Ive & Marc Newson designed Leica prototype camera (this was the base for the Leica M 240 RED camera that sold for $1.8 million, the Leica museum has another prototype):


A very special prototype Leica, designed by world-famous designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson.

Condition: B+
Year: 2013
Estimate: € 200.000 – 250.000
Starting price: € 100.000

A beautifully sculptured aluminium body with a matching Apo-Summicron 2/50 mm ASPH. lens — both showing distinctive features both designers are famous for. Only one finished camera has been made and was sold in an auction in 2013 for an amazing $ 1.8 M! The prototype we have the pleasure to offer shows the final development step when the camera took its final shape after hundreds of prototype parts have been made and tried. It is a beautiful piece of design and a very special opportunity for Leica collectors!

This is the Leica digital rangefinder camera designed by Jony Ive and Marc Newson

Leica M (RED) camera on display at the Leica Store in New York Soho

More Leica cameras and lenses that will be [part of the auction can be found here:

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