Say Cheese: An Opulent Lens in China

2009 marked the 60th Anniversary of People’s Republic of China (PRC). What better than a Leica MP Limited Edition Camera coated in gold to celebrate the occasion?

Each camera in this limited run of 60 is contained in a luxury wooden box fit for the finest pistol whipping flash. Accented with the finer characteristics of life: 24-carat gold lens and a body swaddled in red calfskin, the camera also has an picture of Tiananmen Square, Chinese calligraphy and Mao Zedong’s front type – “Long Live the People’s Republic of China.”

Exclusively sold in China, each set is a mere 199,900 Chinese Yuan (US$29,284).