Ray-Ban Fantasees Arista Ultragradient 58mm Aviator Sunglasses
1 Vintage Ray-Ban Fantasees sunglasses c 1970s - 1980s feature one of the rarest of all vintage Bausch & Lomb lenses - the ultra-gradient mineral glass lens. B&L Fantasees ultragradient lenses were the next and final step up in the B&L Ray-Ban product catalogue of the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s after which time this lens ceased to be made due to its high manufacturing costs. Their photochromatic properties on a clear lens made them unique for their time, for they darken significantly in sunlight and in a much faster period of time than any other lens B&L ever produced. The fact that they are essentially free of tint with a moderate mirror finish in the upepr portion means that they can look and function much like regular eyeglasses when worn inside or in low light condition. This frees you from the necessity of constantly taking your sunglasses on and off when running errands and going inside/outside, but yet they provide superior glare protection and 100% UVA and UVB protection when outdoors. They look great in the unisex gold Ray-Ban Fantasees frame that measures approximately 5.5" temple to temple, and the B&L 58mm Fantasees lenses measure approximately 2.25" x 1.875" at the widest points with both lenses laser etched BL near the hinges and left lens laser etched Fantasees. The top of the nose bridge is impressed B&L Ray-Ban USA while the bottom of the bridge is impressed B&L 58 [] 14 USA, direct from a major European collection of vintage Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Item VS1729-1 / Price: $675.00

2 Step up another level beyond our already unequaled vintage condition standards with new old stock Ray-Ban Fantasees 58mm sunglasses in mint, unworn condition in the original Ray-Ban Fantasees Leather covered case.

Item VS1729-2 / Price: $775.00


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