Eclectic and all handmade in Bavaria, these Alpina M3 sports driving German sunglasses are vintage 1960s when West Germany was still separated from East Germany. Without question, they embody high quality German industrial design best known in cars but certainly holding true in vintage German eyewear. The Alpina M3 has a high tech design that couple a titanium silver aviator style frame with studded gold bars that grace the tops of the lens. The M3 looks like serious driving or sporting glasses, and that's exactly what they are. The lens are blue gradient, darker at the top than the bottom and featuring a blue tint that fades to almost a clear photochromatic. Always well marked, the Alpina M3 has the Alpina logo embossed in the metal at each hinge point on the ear stems, and the interior of one stem is marked 2366310 141. When looking from behind, the upper left corner of the frame is marked M3 and the upper right corner of the frame is marked 60 14. The right ear pad is marked Alpina on the outside and Made in W. Germany on the inside, while the outside of left ear bar is marked Handmade. These vintage Alpina aviator sport sunglasses measure approximately 5.5" temple to temple, and each teardrop lens measures approximately 2.25" x 2.0" at the widest point. Alpina is known not only for its skiing eyewear but also for its classic and flashy sunglasses. The Alpina M1 is recognized as one of the most legendary vintage sunglasses ever made and has been cult since the 80s, and we believe the M3 from the 1990s is as good or better. They come in the original hard sided marked Alpina case with push to open closure, and it retains the original Alpina tag that uses the former World Trade Center in New York as the background for their marketing theme "Windows Of The World." High performance and great style.
Item VS045 / Price: $385.00
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