1 Vintage B&L Ray-Ban Classic Metals "The General" 50th anniversary edition is a collector item must have not to mention beautiful to wear, featuring highly reflective Bausch & Lomb RB-50 lenses, pearlized "General" brow bar, and an Arista 24k gold plated frame inscribed with all the anniversary limited edition marks. It's one of the classics, but they're still so fashionable and distinctive that they look cool, modern, and far from an antique. This is an original Limited Edition "The General" commemorating the 50 year anniversary, incorporating the Arista 24k gold plated frame that has thicker than the norm eyewire and ear stems and B&L RB-50 lenses provide full control over glare and ultraviolate radiation. In fact, the vintage B&L Ray-Ban RB-50 lens is one of the finest, most advanced lenses you can buy. A graduated mirror coating is applied to the base lens to create the mirrored finish and add extra glare blocking power for strong glare conditions, a unique general purpose specialty lens for moderate to extreme glare conditions. For general use, the light absorption ranges from 80% to 90% but it extends to 95% under cold, bright conditions to make it excellent for skiing and other high glare snow sports. RB-50 features include "100% ultraviolet protection comfort zoned for moderate to bright glare with an absorption" and an ability to "filter out scattered blue light to enhance contrast and sharpen details with true color recognition. The exclusive, anti-reflective coating on vintage RB 50 lenses reduces back glare and sunburn problems associated with traditional mirrored lenses. The frame is a good unisex size measuring approximately 5.5" temple to temple, and the 62mm Bausch & Lomb RB 50 lenses measure approximately 2.5" x 2.125" at the widest points with both lenses laser etched BL near the hinges and the right lens laser etched Ray-Ban 50. The Arista gold frame is marked B&L Ray-Ban USA above the nose bridge and B&L Ray-Ban 62  14 below the bridge all impressed in the metal. The inside of one gold ear stem is marked 1937 - 1987 while the inside of the other arm is marked The General, all impressed in the metal. Rare.
Item VS421-1 / Price: $675.00
2 Identical B&L Ray-Ban Classic Metals W0363 "The General" 50th Anniversary Edition with B&L 58mm RB-50 lenses instead of the 62mm RB-50 lenses above; identical marks except these are marked B&L Ray-Ban 58  14 under the nose bridge, impressed in the metal.
Item VS421-2 / Price: $675.00
2A Step up another level beyond our already unequaled vintage condition standards with new old stock B&L Ray-Ban Classic Metals W0363 "The General" 50th Anniversary Edition sunglasses with 58mm RB-50 lenses in mint, unworn condition.
Item VS421-2A / Price: $725.00
3 B&L Ray-Ban Classic Metals "The General" 50th Anniversary Edition are identical in marks and appearance to #1 above but feature Bausch & Lomb 62mm Ambermatic lenses versus the RB-50 lenses pictured below. The top of the nose bridge is impressed B&L Ray-Ban USA while the bottom of the bridge is impressed B&L Ray-Ban 62  14, and one ear stem is impressed The General while the other stem is impressed 1937 - 1987 and both Ambmermatic lenses are laser etched BL. Rare.
Item VS421-3 / Price: $625.00
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