Ray-Ban Fantasees Arista General Ultragradient Sunglasses
Vintage Ray-Ban Fantasees Arista General sunglasses feature Bausch & Lomb ultragradient lenses, one of the rarest of all vintage B&L lens technologies and a pretty amazing piece of science. The ultragradient lenses take photochromatic to a new level, adapting to varying light conditions by lightening and darkening but in a much quicker, more dramatic way than B&L Changeables photochromatic lenses from this same period. In addition to the B&L ultragradients, you also get the Arista General frame with brow bar designed to improve the balance of the sunglasses on the face. This is an early and rare original example of the Fantasees line, before the lenses were laser etched Fantasees, so if you like more subtle branding this early production is for you! You can tell real ultra-gradient lenses of course by how they perform in sunlight, but you'll also note the flash gold mirror finish applied to the upper portion of the rear of the mineral glass lenses. The unisex General frame measures approximately 5.675" temple to temple, and the 62mm ultra-gradient lenses measure approximately 2.375" x 2.0" at the widest points with both lenses laser etched BL near the hinges. The top of the nose bridge is impressed B&L Ray-Ban USA, part of the collection of rare vintage Ray-Bans owned by a well known sports figure and customer of the Vintage Sunglasses Shop. Includes original Bausch & Lomb Ray-Ban Fantasees case.

Item VS1509 / Price: $675.00

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