Gone are the days of binoculars being reserved just for kids, a quality pair of Leica binoculars are on the long list of must-have EDC pieces that every bloke wants to get his hands on. And if you’re not looking for another device to add to your hiking backpack on any given weekend, maybe you just have bad eyes. Regardless, the ‘LIFE edition’ of the Leica Trinovid 8×40 presents a unique, special edition from the Leica Trinovid range in bright neon green. At least you’ll never lose then…
In a unique marrying of art and optics, the special edition model has been created in collaboration with the Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, who we can thank for their funky design. They were created as a homage to Olafur Eliasson’s installation ‘Life’ which was shown at the Fondation Beyeler (Switzerland) in 2021.
Typical of the artistic expression Olafur is known for, the binoculars feature a striking neon green leather trim and colour-matched engraving. In addition to the neon green leather trim, a further eye-catching feature of the binoculars of the special edition is their engravings filled out in green. Each example also features the special engraving ‘LIFE’ and a unique serial number. The packaging is also green and comes with a certificate of authenticity and a folding card with a personally signed quote from Olafur Eliasson himself – talk about special treatment.
From a more technical standpoint, the binoculars are the same as the ones in the serial production model. They reflect a timeless 1960s style that’s withstood generations. Seen again here, the style is categorised by slim, elegant features with a simple finish. Like the colours, you won’t have to worry about missing a thing with these binoculars at the ready – their precise, high-performance premium optics offer an exceptional field of view as well as an initiative handling concept. Offering the latest glass and coating features, these binoculars promise vibrant, true-to-life colours and an extremely bright, high-contrast viewing image from edge to edge. Not only do they work a treat, but you can take these on any adventure, the aluminium body is robust and waterproofed against spray and rain so you can take them everywhere, no matter the conditions.
As tasty as they sound, a pair of these limited edition binoculars will set you back an eye-watering $2,299 USD (binocular experts tell us that’s pretty reasonable), however, with only 250 available worldwide the sheer lack of production units will make this model highly desirable to collectors. Best of luck to those interested in getting a pair for themselves, check out the link below for more information.