Ray-Ban 12k GF Double Gradient Mirror Outdoorsman Sunglasses

1 Vintage Ray-Ban 12k GF Outdoorsman sunglasses feature early and rare Bausch & Lomb double gradient mirror lenses, "The General" brow bar, and shooter ear stems for the most secure fit possible c 1960s - 1970s. The Bausch & Lomb double gradient mirror lenses were marketed at the time as being "filmed with a metallic coating to obtain a vertical density gradation" and with a "coating that is hard and durable." Designed for pilots and others who faced strong glare but needed to be able to see instrument panels clearly, production from this period set new optical standards for anti-glare properties - not to mention they look super cool! The unisex Ray-Ban 12k GF shooter frame measures approximately 5.25" temple to temple, and the highly reflective 58mm mineral glass gradient density lenses measure approximately 2.25" x 1.875" at the widest points. The top of the nose bridge is impressed either B&L Ray-Ban USA or Ray-Ban depending on the specific production year while the bottom of the bridge is impressed B&L 1/10 12k GF. Everything collectors and fashion aficianados look for is all wrapped up here in a single package, a rare find from a well known European sports figure and long time customer of the Vintage Sunglasses Shop..

Item VS266-1 / Price: $585.00

2 Identical in size, shape, and appearance, Ray-Ban G-31 double gradient mirror sunglasses c 1980s became part of the Classic Metals line and given the (not seen) model number L0418. The top of the nose bridge is impressed B&L Ray-Ban USA and the bottom of the bridge is impressed B&L 58 [] 14 USA. Rare.

Item VS266-2 / Price: $545.00

2A Step up another level beyond our already unequaled vintage condition standards with new old stock Ray-Ban Outdoorsman G-31 double gradient mirror sunglasses impressed B&L Ray-Ban USA on top of the bridge and impressed B&L 58 [] 14 USA on the bottom of the bridge in mint, unworn condition. Very rare to find NOS of these.

Item VS266-2A / Price: $675.00

3 If you want the earliest example of this style and also identical in size, shape, and appearance, you'll want these hard to find 10k GF G-31 double gradient mirror Outdoorsman sunglasses c early 1960s. The top of the nose bridge is impressed B&L Ray-Ban USA while the bottom of the bridge is impressed B&L 10k GF USA or B&L 1/30 10k GO USA. Rare.

Item VS266-3 / Price: $585.00

4 Produced during the same earliest period of production as the 10k shooters in item vs266-3, Bausch & Lomb was at the same time producing 12k GF 58mm double gradient mirror Outdoorsman shooters but in this early period only impressed Ray-Ban on top of the nose bridge and B&L 1/10 12k GF on the bottom of the bridge. Very rare.

Item VS266-4 / Price: $585.00

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