This rare prototype Leica by Jony Ive and Marc Newson is being auctioned

Two of the biggest names in industrial design, Jony Ive and Marc Newson, previously came together to design a one-off Leica camera which eventually sold at auction for $1.8m.

Up for sale at the forthcoming Leitz Photographica Auction is a final stage prototype of that Leica M camera featuring a Apo-Summicron 2/50 mm ASPH lens.

Development saw 1000 prototype parts and more than 725 hours of manufacturing time consume the project.

The Leitz Photographica Auction house estimates the prototype camera will fetch between €200.000 – 250.000 EUR ($309,961 – $387,451 AUD / $238,580 – $298,225 USD), a fraction of the final one-off.

So who’s going to bid the highest? Leica, Apple, or Newson collectors?

Visit Leitz Photographica Auction house for more.

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