Ray-Ban 10k GF Double Gradient Mirror Kalichrome Aviator Sunglasses
Vintage Ray-Ban 10k GF double gradient mirror aviator sunglasses are one of the rarest of all vintage Ray-Ban aviators because of the special Kalichrome gold coating applied to the rear of the 58mm DGM lenses. You will only see this technique on a very select few vintage Ray-Bans such as the ultra rare Deep Freeze Kalichrome from 1958-1959. The application of the gold Kalichrome coating to the rear of the double gradient mirror front lens gives these lenses a gold hue that further enhances the beauty of the highly reflective DGM lenses. The 10k gold filled frame is another indication of very early production, c 1950s - 1960s after which few 10k GF frames were produced in favor of the emerging 12k GF standard. The unisex frame measures approximately 5.375" temple to temple, and the 58mm mirrored Kalichrome lenses measure approximately 2.125" x 1.875" at the widest points and pre-date the use of any etched lens marks. The top of the nose bridge is marked B&L Ray-Ban USA while the bottom of the bridge is marked B&L1/20 10k GF all impressed in the gold plating. Rare.

Item VS1049 / Price: SOLD


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