Luxus Leica Camera 1931: The cost of 683,000 dollars

Leica Camera

Leica Camera

The brand with the world-renowned Leica camera has been producing since 1913. Each year, Leica camera go under the hammer at auction for a fabulous sum. For example, May 25, 2013 at the Vienna auction WestLicht Luxus Leica Camera 1931 model year was sold for $ 683,000.

This incredibly beautiful and rare camera can decorate any, even the most serious collection, so the increased interest from the buyers is quite natural. Lot price exceeded the estimated selling price is 3.5 times as much! As a result, after passing through the hands of owners PEX generations, rare model 1931 Luxus Leica Camera has found a new owner – the famous German winemaker Karl Henkel.

Leica Camera

Leica Camera

Housing Luxus Leica Camera 1931 made from golden plates and decorated with red leather exotic lizards. This design makes the camera very recognizable. At the auction, the camera was put up in addition to the two gold lenses-lenses and a unique collection of historic photographs.

It should be noted that the Leica even during his lifetime became a legendary brand. For high performance and aesthetic appeal, this brand camera at different times has been appreciated by professional photographers and journalists, Hollywood stars, as well as influential politicians and businessmen. Revered among celebrities Leica remains today. To the army of fans of these cameras include many of our eminent contemporaries, including Brad Pitt, Alain Delon, Brigitte Bardot, even Dmitry Medvedev.

 

Leica Camera

Leica Camera

Luxus Leica Camera Model 1931 was still not the most expensive camera of this world famous brand. The record belongs to Vienna last year’s auction, which M3D Leica for the 1955 model year helped 2 million U.S. dollars, compared to an estimated $ 300,000. For a fabulous sum legendary camera became an American photographer David Douglas Duncan.

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