Ray-Ban W0899 Tortoise Shell Wayfarer RB-50 Sunglasses
1 Vintage Ray-Ban W0899 Wayfarer sunglasses are a very low production variation of iconic Ray-Ban Wayfarers, with tortoise shell Wayfarer frame and rare Bausch & Lomb RB-50 mirrored lenses. The B&L RB-50 lens is one of the finest, most advanced lenses ever produced, a unique general purpose specialty lens for moderate to extreme glare conditions with light absorption ranging from 80% to 90% but extending to 95% under cold, bright conditions making 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. We'll see 1000 Wayfarers with G-15 lenses for every pair of RB 50 Wayfarers we come across, and don't be fooled by fakes as these are widely counterfeited. The unisex Ray-Ban W0899 Wayfarer 5022 frame measures approximately 5.375" temple to temple, and the Bausch & Lomb RB 50 lenses measure approximately 1.875" x 1.5" at the widest points with right lens laser etched Ray-Ban 50 and both lenses laser etched BL near the hinges. The inside of one ear stem is impressed B&L Ray-Ban while the inside of the other stem is impressed Wayfarer and on some production one ear pad is impressed W0899.

Item VS642-1 / Price: SOLD

2 Vintage Ray-Ban tortoise shell Wayfarer sunglasses with RB-50 mirrored lenses are identical in appearance other than size, with the Wayfarer 5024 frame measuring approximately 2mm wider at approximately 5.75" temple to temple and RB-50 lenses measuring 2.0" x 1.75" at the widest points. All laser etched lens marks and impressed frame marks are identical.

Item VS642-2 / Price: $425.00

2A Step up another level beyond our already unequaled vintage condition standards with new old stock Ray-Ban tortoise shell Wayfarer 5024 sunglasses in mint, unworn condition.

Item VS642-2A / Price: $485.00


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