Already producing as they do some of the most desirable camera equipment in the world, Leica doesn't need much help in the design department. That didn't stop them from teaming up with the Volkswagen Group, however, and their chief designer Walter de'Silva.
One of the foremost designers in the business, de'Silva started with the compact M9 camera and reskinned it in titanium, trimming it out with a sapphire crystal screen, Nappa leather, diamond-texture grip surface and a shoulder harness, paying so much attention to the little details as to hone in on the iconic Leica logo.
The de'Silva-designed M9 Titanium will be available in a limited run of 500 examples, each fetching $26,500 – fitting for a machine penned by a car designer.
Gallery: Leica M9 Titanium by Walter de'Silva