Legendary Camera Maker Leica Debuts Their First Mechanical Watch Collection

Made in Germany, the Leica L1 and L2 timepieces are powered by a manually-wound movement developed from scratch

Sought out for their pioneering photographic and optical advancements, Wetzlar, Germany-based Leica (a longtime CH favorite) now debuts their first-ever Leica Watch collection. Though it’s a categoric expansion that may be unexpected by some (who missed the announcement back in 2018), it still bears the brand’s signature command of precision and premium materials. And, as it has been designed by the German industrial designer professor Achim Heine (who’s …

The Leica M11 and Super Happy Ghost Co

Testing the camera brand's updated flagship during a recent Beacon studio visit

Highly anticipated by the photographic community, Leica‘s all-new M11 rangefinder camera launches today. The flagship body has guts that are totally reinvented and a form that’s entirely classic. Most remarkable is the ability to record 60, 36 or 18 megapixel images (RAW or JPG) always using the entire surface of its full-frame sensor. An expanded ISO range, USB-C tethering and charging, massively better battery life …

Leica + WhiteWall’s Partnership Offers State-of-the-Art Printing In-Store

The photo lab co-founder Alexander Nieswandt explains the nuance of their collaboration

Known worldwide for their premium camera equipment, Leica has teamed up with award-winning photo lab WhiteWall to offer the highest quality photographic printing and framing at select Leica stores. The collaboration of these powerhouse companies (announced last year, and now open in several cities) provides Leica photographers access to some of the highest-quality lab capabilities in the world. With new WhiteWall cubes set up in-store, …