Ray-Ban 58mm Ambermatic General Sunglasses

1 Vintage B&L Ray-Ban 58mm Ambermatic General sunglasses are rare in themselves but are particularly unique in that these also have leather ear pads to complete the look. 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. Ray-Ban Ambermatic sunglasses have been called "smart sunglasses" given how they adjust to the prevailing light conditions at the time. On overcast and rainy days, Ray-Ban Ambermatic sunglasses have a light amber tint to cut through haze and sharpen vision. On warm and sunny days, they turn progressively more brown to block the glare. On cold and sunny days, the Ray-Ban Ambermatic aviator sunglasses and shooters change to dark gray for better protection from direct and reflected glare. On cloudy days, Ambermatic sunglasses change to a lighter brown. The General brow bar creates improved balance on the face, and the unisex frame measures approximately 5.25" temple to temple. The 58mm Bausch & Lomb Ambermatic lenses measure approximately 2.125" x 1.75" at the widest points, and the right lens is laser etched Ray-Ban while both lenses are laser etched BL near the hinges. The top of the nose bridge is marked B&L Ray-Ban USA while the bottom of the bridge is marked B&L Ray-Ban 58 [] 14 all impressed in the gold plated metal frame. Rare.

Item VS541-1 / Price: $385.00

1A Produced c 1960s -1970s prior to the period when Bausch & Lomb began laser etching their lenses, these 58mm Ambermatic General sunglasses are otherwise identical in size, shape, appearance, and marks but do not have the Ray-Ban logo laser etched on the lens..

Item VS541-1A / Price: $385.00


No Fakes, No Lies, No Reproductions, Save 10% Plus Free Shipping

Don't be fooled by fakes and condition misrepresentations. Vintage designer sunglasses are widely counterfeited and reproduced, sold knowingly and unknowingly in the market. Auction sellers describe condition using vague, subjective, and misleading words to get higher prices and prevail in a purchase dispute, and most offer no returns. You can trust the Vintage Sunglasses Shop to protect your eyes and your investment as the world's largest retailer of authentic vintage sunglasses - read about our condition & authenticity guarantee.

Tell your friends about us on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter, then enter promo code 444971 at checkout to save 10% on your entire order plus always free shipping in the US and subsidized express shipping worldwide.

We buy finer vintage designer sunglasses that meet our standards; learn how to sell your vintage sunglasses at good prices with no fees, hassles, or uncertainties.

Visit us on Facebook at Vintage Sunglasses Shop, Vintage Revo Sunglasses, Vintage Vuarnet Sunglasses and at Vintage Sunglasses Shop on Google Plus, and thanks for visiting and shopping at the Vintage Sunglasses Shop!