Italian automotive atelier meets Leica binocular – The Leica Ultravid 8×32 ‘Edition Zagato.’
Leica chose The 2015 Chantilly Concours d’Elegance in France (on 6 September 2015) to present a special limited
edition – the Leica Ultravid 8×32 ‘Edition Zagato’ made in collaboration with Italian automotive atelier Zagato.
The outer shell of the ‘Edition Zagato’ is manufactured from aluminium and its front lenses feature two red anodised
rings inscribed with ‘Zagato’. According to Leica, “hundreds of fine grooves have been milled into the surface of the
aluminium shell to lend this pair of Leica binoculars previously unseen stylish looks and a unique haptic sensation.”
The Leica Ultravid 8×32 ‘Edition Zagato’ is strictly limited to only 1,000 examples for the entire global market. In
addition to the binoculars, the edition also includes a case designed by Zagato and a matching carrying strap and
hand strap in genuine Italian leather. The new binocular will be available from September 2015 at a recommended retail price of 3,450 euros.
Zagato’s Atelier and Total Design Center remains in Milan, where it continues to design and build unique, limited-
series collectible cars. Earlier this year, the Atelier presented the Zagato Mostro powered by Maserati to the international public at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The Mostro pays tribute to the historic, one-off Maserati 450 S Zagato from 1957, nicknamed “the Monster,” which is one of the most precious collector cars in the world today.