Leica’s first watch line is currently available at the company’s Causeway Bay flagship in Hong Kong. The L1 and L2 clocks emphasized both timelessness and accuracy, while also discreetly referencing Leica’s past, and were designed with the famed camera manufacturer’s exquisite aesthetics.
Professor Achim Heine, a veteran who previously created a variety of items for Leica, designed the exterior of the timepieces. Both pieces have a matte-black aluminum dial with rhodium and diamond-plated indices and hands, taking a clean and utilitarian approach. Each watch comes with a domed watch glass suggestive of camera lenses, and a red dot adorns the push-crown to mimic an iconic Leica camera shutter release.
Both variants, visible via the clear sapphire crystal caseback, are driven by a newly designed manual-winding movement co-produced in the Black Forest by Lehmann Präzision GmbH. Other technical parameters include a power reserve of 60 hours and a water resistance of 50 meters.
The L1 currently retails for $75,800 HKD (approximately $9,709 USD), while the L2 is priced at $10,800 HKD (approximately $1,384 USD). Both timepieces are only available in select Leica stores around the world, for the full list, head over to Leica’s official website.
Leica Store Hong Kong Causeway Bay
G/F, No, 12 Pak Sha Rd,