Leica VISUS i LW
Exceptionally refined, reliable and universal
With its new Visus i LW models, Leica Camera AG presents a new generation of riflescopes that represent a unique combination of the fine arts of engineering, classical style and modern technology. They are true masterpieces of innovative product design, optical excellence and mechanical reliability. Traditional design elements, such as paint-filled manual stylus engraving and specially developed surface finishes, meet modern, daylight-readable illumination and the ultimate in optical design.
“Glossy” finish: rich traditions and proven qualities
The gloss-finished Leica Visus 2.5-10 x 42 i LW and the Visus 3-12 x 50 i LW offer users unique product design and surface finishes. These new models consciously fuse rich traditions and proven qualities with cutting-edge mechanical and optical excellence to create a previously unseen visual and tactile experience. The high-quality aluminium surfaces of each individual riflescope are hand polished for hours to achieve a classic, refined look and feel. Next, the lettering and scales are stylus engraved and filled with paint, again entirely by hand. This process demands exceptional skill and has been employed and continually refined by Leica for generations. The Leica Visus i ‘Glossy’ realises its full potential when mounted on an elegant traditional rifle – only in this setting can its unique design and its striking beauty to create a wonderfully harmonious ensemble.
Visus i ‘Matt’ - enduring, robust and precise
Just like their gloss-finished counterparts, the Visus 2.5–10 x 42 i LW and Visus 3–12 x 50 i LW ‘Matt’ models are modern riflescopes with classical, slender lines. The sandblasted, hard-anodised aluminium surface finish is particularly robust and resistant to scratches and abrasion. The matte finished models Leica Visus i models also feature the same hand-executed paint-filled stylus engravings as the gloss-finished versions.
What’s more, with the exception of the rubber eye-cup, all plastic and rubber components have been banished and replaced by finely engineered, high-quality alternatives in metal. This underlines the values that have been the hallmark of Leica and its products for more than 100 years: product design that concentrates exclusively on essentials and goes hand-in-hand with unparalleled mechanical and optical excellence. Both matte finished Visus i LW riflescopes are also available with rail mounts. No matter how and where you hunt, from high seats or hides to stalking, the Visus i LW riflescopes are outstanding all-rounders, and lifelong companions that will always be ready to take on what comes.
‘Iconic products with a soul’
Cyril Thomas, Divisional Manager, Leica Sport Optics said: ‘These riflescopes are the first choice for anyone who appreciates true elegance and style. Our intention was to create a timeless and aesthetically pleasing riflescope that perfectly expresses the Leica DNA signature – in which optical and mechanical performance meets an enduring classic design.’
The benefits at a glance
_ Outstanding optical properties and high contrast, even in the twilight hours
_ Clear, daylight-readable reticle illumination with smart, automatic power-off
_ Hand polished, anodised aluminium surfaces
_ Stylus engraving with fill in a variety of colours
_ Robust and dependable mechanical systems for exceptional reliability and long service life
_ Simple and intuitive handling – even at low temperatures and in darkness
_ Long centre tube enables custom mounting and optimum eye-relief
The Leica Visus i Matt models will be available from June 2016 at the following recommended retail prices:
Visus LW 2.5-10x42 i, matte €1,550
Visus LW 2.5-10x42 i (with rail), matte €1,650
Visus LW 3-12x50 i (with rail), matte €1,800
Visus LW 3-12x50 i, matte €1,700
The Leica Visus i Glossy models will be available from June 2016 at the following recommended retail prices:
Visus LW 3-12x50 i, gloss, €2,000
Visus LW 2.5-10x42 i, gloss, €1,850
About Leica Camera
Leica Camera AG is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the construction of lenses. And today, in combination with innovative technologies, Leica products continue to guarantee better pictures in all situations in the worlds of visualisation and perception. Leica Camera AG has its headquarters in Wetzlar, in the state of Hesse in Germany, and a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. The company operates branch offices in Australia, China, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, South Korea, UK and the USA. New and innovative products have been the driving force behind the company’s positive development in recent years.