Leica Camera has unveiled a new Leica Q2 “007 Edition” to celebrate the release of the 25th Bond adventure, No Time To Die. Limited to 250 pieces only, the camera exudes understated elegance – just like James Bond – marked by Leica’s signature minimalist design.
This special edition Leica Q2 features the iconic 007 logo on the deck cap and the famous Bond gun barrel design on the lens cap. Each limited edition camera will be individually numbered, making the “007” camera a sought-after collectible. The camera comes in a customized and handcrafted case designed by the British luxury suitcase brand Globe-Trotter. Inspired by the bespoke Globe-Trotter cases that feature in No Time To Die, both the camera case and camera are finished in the same Ocean Green leather colorway.
The concept of a Leica and 007 partnership began with Michael G. Wilson. Wilson, the producer of the James Bond film series together with his sister Barbara Broccoli, is a leading expert on 19th-century photography and founded The Wilson Centre for Photography. Wilson’s passion for photography provided the natural spark for collaboration.
Leica’s partnership with British cinema’s longest-running film franchise has seen the cameras play a role both on set and behind the scenes. In No Time To Die, Leica worked with the 007 production team to display Leica cameras on the sets of James Bond’s Jamaican home, and fittingly the Leica Q2 in Q’s home in London.
The Leica Q2 “007 Edition” was launched on September 09, 2021, at the official opening of the Leica Gallery London exhibition: No Time to Die – Behind the Scenes, an exclusive photography exhibition featuring behind-the-scenes photos shot on Leica cameras. The photographs were taken by long-time producer Michael G. Wilson, James Bond actor Daniel Craig, and the renowned photographers Nicola Dove and Greg Williams. The exhibition will present an edit of 25 images curated by Michael G. Wilson.
“Every photographer has their very own style, but I feel that with our Leica cameras, we all speak with one voice,” says Michael G. Wilson.
Further exhibitions will be on show in Tokyo, Osaka, Vienna, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Singapore, China, Seoul, and Salzburg in September/October 2021. A portfolio of No Time To Die – Behind the Scenes will be published in the magazine Leica Fotografie International 7/2021, that will appear on September 20, 2021.
The Leica Q2 007 Edition is available in the aforementioned limited quantities for $7,995.
More info on Leica’s website.