Ray-Ban 58mm Ambermatic Aviator Sunglasses

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: $325.00

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 do not have the Ray-Ban logo laser etched on the right lens.

Item VS181-2 / Price: $325.00

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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