Today, Leica and noted horology resource Hodinkee have announced a new special edition camera, the Leica Q2 “Ghost” by Hodinkee. Following up on the success of the smart-looking M10-P “Ghost Edition” collaboration back in 2019, the two brands are teaming up again, using the ever-popular Q2 digital camera as their platform of choice.
The timeless design of the Leica Q2 “Ghost” by Hodinkee pays tribute to an iconic diving watch known as “Ghost Bezel” among connoisseurs. Inspired by the legendary classic watch with its very rare grey bezel (ring around the dial), the Leica designers together with Hodinkee have created the elegant, discreet coloring of the Q2 special model.
The stylish grey leather covering made of fine cowhide with a natural texture is provided with a special coating to reliably protect the Leica Q2 “Ghost” by Hodinkee against environmental influences. Top cover and lens are painted in an unobtrusive light grey and the red Leica logo has been deliberately omitted. The special edition comprises a carrying strap round-woven from grey yarn with a stable key ring binding. Technically, the Leica Q2 “Ghost” by Hodinkee is identical to the Q2 serial model.
As a second variant, Hodinkee presents the Q2 “Ghost” Set by Hodinkee. The edition limited to 150 sets worldwide is adorned with an imprinted Leica lettering on the top cover. In addition, two engravings in the display glass testify to its exclusive character: they show the respective special serial number between 001/150 and 150/150 as well as the set name. The Q2 “Ghost” Set by Hodinkee also comprises a silver thumb rest, a grey carrying strap and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Of course, imaging performance will be excellent, as the Ghost edition shares the same stellar 28mm f/1.7 Summilux lens mated to a 47 megapixel sensor as a standard Leica Q2. And to keep pace with the Q2’s inherent weather resistance, a special coating to protect the natural leather cladding from the elements. The Leica Q2 “Ghost” is limited to 2000 pieces worldwide.
The Leica Q2 “Ghost” by Hodinkee will be available globally at all Leica Stores, the Leica Online Store and authorized dealers starting on 8 December 2022. The retail price will be €5,950.00 including VAT. The Q2 “Ghost” Set by HODINKEE will be available exclusively on the Hodinkee website starting on 15 November 2022.
More info on Leica’s website.