OPTICAL PRECISION. GERMAN ENGINEERING.
MYKITA | LEICA is a collaboration between two industry leaders of design and quality made in Germany, dedicated to bringing the highest level of engineering to the world of eyewear. Defined by its shared commitment to holistic product development, pioneering technology and precision craftsmanship, the partnership pairs the innovative product engineering by MYKITA with the iconic design, the finest lenses and optics from the premium camera brand.
To create sunglasses with uncompromising quality and clarity of vision, MYKITA and Leica have pioneered sun lenses with optical grade quality. These organic 1.6 index lenses are ground and polished from a cast lens blank in a process normally reserved for prescription glasses. The lens warranty accompanying each product verifies its single-unit production with a unique serial number.
The lens is also distinguished by the specially developed AquaDura® Vision Pro coating, adapted from the field of sport optics and professional photography. This achromatic anti-reflective coating provides invisible protection against rear reflections without the usual colour sheen. Protecting against water, dirt and damage, it also prevents fogging and facilitates effortless removal of fingerprints and stains. All sun lenses offer complete UV protection; polarized lenses filter harmful light components, such as glare and surface reflections.
Seals and safeguards
Easy clean and anti-static surface
Achromatic coating against rear reflections
Weather resistant durability
Organic 1.6 index lens, individually ground and polished from a cast lens blank with 100% UV protection
“Crafted with meticulous detail, the collection of sunglasses elegantly translates renowned Leica design elements into a distinctive eyewear aesthetic.” – Red Dot jury statement.
Designed in collaboration with Leica and handcrafted at the MYKITA HAUS in Berlin, the MYKITA | LEICA collection is defined by its reduced, functional design focused on superior performance. Seamless mechanical solutions and material connections echo the beautiful precision engineering of Leica’s iconic products and create a refined eyewear aesthetic.
Signature elements from the Leica design language will resonate with brand enthusiasts while forming a new, standalone style for glasses. The familiar outline of the Leica camera lens hood appears in the lens shape of the frames. Another recurring style element references the knurled grip on camera lenses – this non-slip surface is used for the inside of the steel temples, as well as on the top bridges. The defining palette features black and grey tones with contrasting pops of well-known Leica colours, including red, silver and white.
Leica Camera AG is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary reputation of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellent quality, German craftsmanship and German industrial design, together with a longstanding tradition of innovative technologies. Leica Camera AG has its headquarters in Wetzlar, in the state of Hessen in Germany, and a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal and operates its own worldwide network of regional organisations, Leica Retail Stores, Leica Galleries and Leica Akademies.
Behind The Lens is a creative project showcasing the longstanding MYKITA | LEICA collaboration where we equipped photographers from our community with the Leica Q2 camera. On the MYKITA JOURNAL, we present each selection of images alongside a short interview to give insight into their individual inspiration and way of working.