Ray-Ban Ambermatic sunglasses were one of the most significant innovations in optical lens technology ever created, and even today there are no equals in how vintage Ray-Ban Ambermatic lenses change properties to provide optimal eye protection in a variety of light conditions. The B&L Ray-Ban Ambermatic lens has photochromatic properties that change density depending on the degree of both brightness and temperature. Taking its name from the color of the lens, Ray-Ban Ambermatic sunglasses change from amber yellow to gray and darker and denser in bright light conditions and in colder temperatures. These are classic B&L Ray-Ban 58mm aviator sunglasses with Ambermatic lenses and traditional ear stems for an easy, comfortable fit. The gold plated B&L aviator frame measures approximately 5.25" temple to temple with 58mm aviator lenses measuring approximately 2.25" x 1.875" at the widest points. The top of the nose bridge is marked B&L Ray-Ban USA, and the bottom of bridge is marked B&L Ray-Ban 58  14 all impressed in the gold plating. Vintage Designer Sunglasses carries 2 iterations of these 58mm Ambermatic aviator sunglasses which differ only in the lens marking conventions used during certain years.
1 Vintage Ray-Ban 58mm Ambermatic sunglasses with both lenses laser etched BL near the hinges and the Ray-Ban logo laser etched on the right lens c mid 1980s - mid 1990s. (pictured).
Item VS181-1 / Price: SOLD
2 Most Ray-Ban Ambermatics were produced earlier in B&L Ray-Ban production, pre-dating the use of a laser etched Ray-Ban on the lenses c 1960s - early 1980s. They are identical in size, shape, and appearance to those pictured but were produced earlier and are etched BL near the hinges but do not have the Ray-Ban logo laser etched on the right lens.
Item VS181-2 / Price: $325.00
3 FRAME ONLY OPPORTUNITY! Sometimes when a great frame comes in as part of a lot but has lenses that don't quite meet our unparalleled condition standards, we'll use it as an opportunity to offer our customers a rare vintage frame at a bargain price ready for the lenses of your choice. That's the case with these Ray-Ban 58mm Ambermatic sunglasses which have some lens scratching that precluded them from meeting our condition standard. It's hard to see in the sunlight, so it's a rare frame that you can wear as is with the moderately scratched lenses or replace the lenses with the glass or polycarbonate lenses of your choice at your local optical shop.
Item VS181-3/ Price: $185.00
If you want slightly larger 62mm lenses in these early B&L Ray-Ban Ambermatic aviators, find them at item vs313 plus check out vintage B&L Ray-Ban Ambermatic shooter sunglasses with "The General" bar and outdoorsman ear stems, item vs033.
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