Leica's new gold-plated "Royal Thai" M10-P costs a jaw-dropping $45,000!

Leica M10-P Royal Thai
(Image credit: Leica)

Update, October 4, 2022: In our original story (see below) we announced these extremely over-the-top Leicas will be auctioned off with the money going towards royal charities. Now the twenty-two sets of these decadent Leica MP 10-P limited editions, embossed with the coat of arms of HM the King will soon be put on sale.

The yellow set with lenses will be available for 1.5 million baht per set ($35.231.26 / £35,231.26) while the green set will sell for 1 million baht each ($26, 588.68 / £23, 487.50). The announcement was made on Friday after a separate auction of special Leica cameras and lenses which raised a total of 214 million baht ( $5,691,490.50 / £5,023,053.40 at the Sustainability Expo 2022 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.

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Sebastian Oakley
Ecommerce Editor

For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.