Rare and vintage Carrera Porsche Design gold and titanium silver aviator sunglasses Model 5623 77 were made in Austria and are our personal favorite of any combination of materials Carrera used as variations on this classic style. Aside from the clearly striking frame, these Carreras feature the brown lens combined with the light, two tone gradient lens that has tints of brown and blue shading to almost clear, photochromatic in its darkening properties in direct sunlight. This classic design uses the center hinge between the two teardrop lens to replace the lens, rising to allow the current lens to be removed, the alternative lens inserted into small prongs on the frame, and then clamping down the hinge to secure the lens. This design provided a lot of flexibility to the owner with two complete sets of lens, and the only drawback is that the clamp could leave de minimus marks on the edge of the lens- which really doesn't matter since you don't see them when on the frame. These vintage Carrera Porsche Design 5623 sunglasses are rare in that you seldom see the light gradient lens, particularly on the titanium silver and gold frame. The alternative lens are stored in a velvet pouch which is part of the original hard sided case, perfectly sized for their sunglasses storage. The lens are all marked Porsche Design and measure approximately 2.5" x 2.25" at the widest points, and the frame measures 5.5" temple to temple. Fully and properly marked, one ear bar is marked Porsche Design by Carrera along with the U.S. patent number while the other is marked Made in Austria 5623 77 130 along with the serial number impressed in the metal of the frame. Top quality sunglasses with unprecedented flexibility to change lens to suit the occasion and the light conditions.
Item VS043 / Price: SOLD
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