Leica Camera has presented an exclusive model of the Q2: the limited special edition Leica Q2 Daniel Craig x Greg Williams.
It was made in close collaboration with James Bond actor Daniel Craig and Greg Williams, one of the UK’s most famous photographers, known for capturing iconic Hollywood moments in his authentic style, and behind the scenes photographer of many Bond films and related Bond brand promotions.
Greg has photographed Daniel Craigs Bond since he first stepped in the role Books behind the scenes and special shoots as well as many of the Daniel Craig movie posters.
Both Craig and Williams share a passion for photography and are both avid fans of the Leica brand, which makes this an obvious collaboration for the couple.
Daniel Craig says: “The Leica Q2 is the perfect camera for me and needs no improvement. It was a privilege and an honor to have the opportunity to work with the great people at Leica and my friend Greg Williams to create something so unique. “
Greg Williams says, “We bonded over our shared love of cameras on ‘.Casino royale‘. Daniel takes beautiful photos and has a great eye. The Leica Q2 is an extension of mine – you never see me without one around my neck. Working with Daniel and the Leica team on this limited edition was something very special. “
While the Leica Q2 Daniel Craig x Greg Williams technically corresponds to the Leica Q2, it has an exclusive and elegant design. The visible elements of the camera are defined by black and gold.
All engravings on the camera and lens are inlaid with gold paint.
It also contains a premiere: the name and serial number have been engraved with a laser under the glass cover of the camera display.
Another special feature is the traditional Leica logo: on the Leica Q2 Daniel Craig x Greg Williams, the red point with Leica lettering has been replaced for the first time by a black point and gold lettering, which makes the camera unique.
The carrier tape is made of high-quality, vegetable-dyed nappa leather, which is embossed with the Leica logo and has gold-plated eyelets. The same leather, embossed with an elegant diamond pattern, is also used for the camera cover.
Each camera with accessories is delivered in a specially designed presentation box with a hinged lid, gold lettering and black silk lining (unfortunately no photo of this box is currently available.
The Leica is part of an official partnership with 007 and we may see a Leica camera (possibly a Leica M10) in the upcoming film No time to die: and Leica was discovered on a film.
Leica has an original connection to James Bond: In Ian Fleming’s novel Goldfinger, James Bond a Leica M3.
The Leica Q2 Daniel Craig x Greg Williams is limited to 750 pieces and is now available from specialist retailers online for $ 6,995 (already marked as sold out online).