Leica Special Editions have recently had a bad rap. The Brooks Brothers bow tie M240 was perhaps the low point of the year, but hardly a month goes by without another attempt to get us to open our wallets. This week, for instance, we have the Nikki Sixx limited edition.
This exciting confection has more than a stickking keyboard to its credit. It is a whole new Leica Q edition with a a black snakeskin finish and is limited to only 28 examples. Good things come in small packages.
It is available only from the Leica Store LA at a cost of $5,250. Orders are now being taken.
Still and all, l do believe the Leica Monochrom Wigan Pier Edition could be the one for you. It doesn’t have stickky keys for one thing. But perhaps there should be an annual Hektor Award, named after Max Berek’s dog, for the most contrived Leica Special Edition of the year.
More reading on the current glut of limited editions:
- John Shingleton’s open letter to Dr. Kaufmann
- Leica Special Editions: Desirable or a complete waste of space
- Leica Monochrom Wigan Pier Edition