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Leica announces the L1 and L2 watches, starts at USD 10,000!

Leica is a brand synonymous with cameras but now it is announcing its first timepieces with the L1 and L2 watches. They ain't cheap though!
Leica announces it L1 and L2 watches, starts at USD 10,000!
Leica L1 and L2 watches are now official

What's up with Leica's new luxury watches?

What does it offer?
What does it offer?

Leica is known not just for cameras but in producing binoculars, rangefinders, gun optics, and other devices with great optical lenses. This is the first time the company delved into watches though. Hey, they are expensive as well!

The Leica L1 and L2 are luxurious, premium wristwatches. Both will feature a patented push crown as well. The watches' exterior design was made in collaboration with Professor Achim Heine who also had a hand in other Leica designs in the past.

The L1 and L2 watches, as a result, showcases Leica's signature look with red accents and precisely engineered parts like the hands, stainless steel case, crowns, and clear watch dome. The dome itself will remind you of the glass covering its camera's lenses.

Both watches are powered by a mechanical mechanism that has been totally redesigned and is manually wound. The movement is visible through the transparent back of the watch, which is made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

It also features 50-meter ATM water resistance. The USD 10K Leica L1 features a veal leather strap while the USD 14K Leica L2 features an alligator leather strap and an alternate time zone viewable via a second crown.

International price with direct to PHP conversion (no taxes and duties yet):

Leica L1 - USD 10,000 (around PHP 512K)
Leica L2 - USD 14,000 (around PHP 717K)

For now, only China, Singapore, Japan, the United States, Austria, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates will be able to purchase Leica wristwatches at select Leica stores worldwide. 

China - Leica Store Shanghai Xintiandi
Singapore - Leica Store Raffles Hotel Arcade
Japan - Leica Store Tokyo Ginza
USA - Leica Store Los Angeles
Austria - Leica Store Vienna
Russia - Leica Store Moscow GUM
United Arab Emirates - Leica Store Dubai Mall

The watches will make a dent in your wallet with the Leica L1 costing USD 10,000 and the Leica L2 costing USD 14,000.

What do you guys think?

Source: GizmoChina

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