Leica launched Tempus, its first-ever red dot sight, in 2018. Even though Leica is a newcomer in the red dot sight market, much was expected of this device due to the company’s reputation. Tempus is a premium reflex red dot sight of high quality and with it, Leica fulfilled the expectations.
Tempus is a reflex red dot sight. Currently, there are two versions available which differ in the size of the illuminated dot: The 2-MOA version and the 3.5-MOA version. Both are perfect for mounting on a rifle and hunting-oriented use, predominantly driven hunts. Because its window is quite big, it is not as suitable for a handgun as it is for a rifle. The big window provides an unobscured field of view and thus allows quick target acquisition. Both versions (2 MOA and 3.5 MOA) will provide a fine dot that allows for an accurate shot on short to medium distances.
ASPH stands for aspheric. Tempus features an aspheric lens instead of an ordinary one, contributing to the overall quality and sharpness of the image seen through the lens. Its mounting platform is compatible with all Noblex (ex Docter) sight mounts on the market, meaning that founding a mount for Tempus will not be an arduous task. As befits a red dot sight of this price class, Tempus can withstand the recoil of even the strongest calibers out there. The sight will remain fully operational even at extreme temperatures such as –25 degrees Celsius.
To change the battery (CR 2032 type), the user does not have to dismount the device since the battery compartment is on the right inside a battery tray. It can be easily opened with the plastic tool provided in the package. The device features elevation and windage adjustment screws – clicks are 1 MOA, which means that a single click moves the POI for approx. 1.5 centimeters on 50 m.
There are 12 illumination intensity levels to choose from. The definition of the dot is very nice – it can be clearly seen. The intensity is regulated with the help of two stylish buttons on the left side of the device. It also features an automatic power-off function – it will automatically power off after four hours of inactivity to preserve battery life.
Tempus comes with a plastic cover which is especially useful in the rain. Once put on, the cover will not block the view through the lens. Furthermore, there is an opening on the cover so that the user can reach the illumination intensity regulation buttons.
This is a red dot sight that combines Leica’s elegance, top-notch build quality and excellent optical performance.
All Tempus sights are made in Portugal.
The product comes with 10 years of warranty. You can read more about the warranty policy here.