Ray-Ban W0363 and W0364 50th AnniversaryThe General RB-50 Sunglasses

1 Vintage Ray-Ban W0364 50th Anniversary Edition "The General" sunglasses from the Classic Metals collection are 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 Bravura frame, thicker and tougher than standard Ray-Ban aviators, and B&L RB-50 lenses that eliminate glare and ultraviolet radiation. 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. B&L Ray-Ban RB-50 lenses also feature 100% ultraviolet protection and an ability to "filter out scattered blue light to enhance contrast and sharpen details with true color recognition", and the exclusive, anti-reflective coating on vintage RB 50 lenses reduces back glare and sunburn problems associated with traditional mirrored lenses. The unisex 50th anniversary General frame measures 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 right lens laser etched Ray-Ban 50. The Arista gold Bravura frame is impressed B&L Ray-Ban USA above the nose bridge and B&L Ray-Ban 62 [] 14 below the bridge, and the inside of one gold ear stem is impressed 1937 - 1987 while the inside of the other stem is impressed The General. See the original B&L Ray-Ban 1987 advertisement for these collector edition RB-50 Generals here. Rare.

Item VS421-1 / Price: $675.00

2 Identical Ray-Ban W0363 50th Anniversary "The General" sunglasses 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 gold plating.

Item VS421-2 / Price: $675.00

3 Vintage Ray-Ban 50th Anniversary "The General" sunglasses are identical in marks and appearance to #1 above but feature Bausch & Lomb 62mm Ambermatic lenses versus the RB-50 lenses pictured below in #3. 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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