Vuarnet 019 PX-5000 Sunglasses

1 Vintage Vuarnet 019 sunglasses feature an intricately etched and uniquely shaped matte silver gunmetal frame that forms a perfect and eye catching complement for the high performance Vuarnet PX-5000 mineral glass lenses. Note the ridges and the distinctive thickness of the frame surrounding the lenses and the unique arrow point hinge design of the ear stems used exclusively for the Vuarnet 019. The Vuarnet PX 5000 lens is a special purpose brown-based lens designed for use at high elevations and for light sensitive eyes, mountain climbers, pilots, etc. that features superb contrast enhancing and eliminates glare with average light transmission 4%. Roger Pouilloux and Jean Vuarnet created the first Vuarnet sunglasses in 1961, with optical quality lensrd offering unprecedented protection from the sun in leisure-oriented sports and adventure activities such as skiing. You'll find the Vuarnet PX logo impressed on the exterior of one ear stem and PX Vuarnet impressed on the other, and the inside of one ear stem is marked Pouilloux France CE and the other is marked 019 48 [] 22 140. The unisex Vuarnet 019 frame measures approximately 5.25" temple to temple while the PX-5000 lenses measure approximately 1.875" to 1.375" at the widest points with both lenses laser etched with the Vuarnet "V on a Ski", part of the collection of a well known film executive and long time customer of the Vintage Sunglasses Shop. Hard to find.

Item VS069-1 / Price: SOLD

2 Step up another level beyond our already unequaled vintage condition standards with new old stock Vuarnet 019 PX-5000 sunglasses in mint, unworn condition.

Item VS069-2 / Price: $425.00


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