In your post, if you are referring to the EVER-SO-UGLY-AND-PRETENTIOUS 1932 gold-plated Leica that was auctioned off in Hong Kong a couple of days ago...it only sold for about $620,000, (estimates for the auction, were at about $1.2million, I believe), ick...I don't get it...I guess it is valuable, but not an object that I would enjoy looking at.
I like white cameras, love them (don't own one at the moment, but I have had two white MFT cameras in the past).
Although the red is a little much..the black kind of counters that, so I think that this is a really smart looking camera.
The renovator in Tokyo did a kickass job on the overhaul....Hey...it is something different!!!!!