If you’re a photography fan or know someone who is, just say the word Leica and watch their eyes light up. First developed 100 years ago in Germany, it’s gained cult status¬†around the world, especially with anyone familiar with the work of¬†¬†Henri Cartier-Bresson. So if you can’t afford one of the early collector’s editions for a favorite shutterbug this holiday, check out this option: The limited edition Leica X Edition Montcler.

Drool-worthy, right?

The leather trim was designed in homage to the¬†French flag, with a nod to¬†Montcler’s label design that you might recognize from their $1500 ski jackets you’re apt to spot skiing¬†Gstaad. Of course that’s the audience for this camera in the first place, considering the (sit down…okay) $2,950 price tag.

Leica X Montcler limited edition camera

Of course for that price, you’re not just getting a fashion statement all cloaked¬†in fancy leather with a matching carrying strap and a pouch that feels like a Montcler parka…okay, fine. So you are getting a fashion¬†statement. But you’re also getting one heck of a camera with a serious professional sensor, 16.2 megapixels, HD video, and a super fast lens, plus¬†the features the Leica X¬†is known for like a speedy, silent autofocus, brilliantly simple function buttons, ¬†and photo quality¬†good enough for Breson.

Or you know, for anyone taking apres-ski selfies down at Le Grand Bellevue.

Get info on the limited edition Leica X Edition Montcler on the Leica site, and preorder now through Montcler with estimated ship dates of 11/30/14. Only 1500 will be made.

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