It only took 169 years, but iconic imaging company Leica is now selling luxury watches. Technically branded as “Ernst Leitz Werkstätten,” the division is creating a watch series to match the company’s camera style.
Professor Achim Heine – a man behind many existing Leica designs – helped craft the watch series, which debuts with two models: The Leica L1 and Leica L2. “The Leica signature look can be found in the countless design elements and features of the watches,” Leica says.
The watches are manually powered, include a date indicator, 60 hours of power reserve, and have a thickness of just 14mm. Most importantly for underwater photographers, the Leica watches are water resistant down to 150 feet.
Expect to pay a pretty penny: The L1 model (lacking internal bezel) will be priced around $12,000. No word yet on the pricing of the L2, which features an internal bezel for an alternate time zone. Start saving up and learn more, here.
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