Ray-Ban The General Black Chrome RB-50 Sunglasses
1 Vintage Ray-Ban The General sunglasses feature highly reflective Bausch & Lomb RB-50 lenses, but the real star of the show here might be the rare black chrome variation of The General - you'll see many times the number of Arista gold plated Generals for every black chrome version. An icon of 20th century sunglasses design, Ray-Ban's "The General" sunglasses acquired their name as General Douglas MacArthur wore them in the Philippines during World War II. They feature a black chrome Bravura frame, thicker and stronger than standard Ray-Ban aviators, and top of the line RB-50 lenses that completely eliminate glare and ultraviolet radiation - not to mention they look super cool! 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 extends to 95% under cold, bright conditions making them great for skiing and other snow sports. They provide 100% ultraviolet protection with an ability to "filter out scattered blue light to enhance contrast and sharpen details with true color recognition". And the exclusive, rear lens anti-reflective coating on these vintage RB 50 lenses reduces back glare and sunburn problems associated with traditional mirrored lenses. The unisex Ray-Ban The General frame measures approximately 5.5" temple to temple, and the 62 mm B&L RB 50 lenses measure approximately 2.5" x 2.125" at the widest points with right lens laser etched Ray-Ban 50 and both lenses laser etched BL near the hinges. The top of the nose bridge is impressed B&L Ray-Ban USA, the bottom of the bridge is impressed B&L Ray-Ban 62 [] 14, the inside of one ear stem is impressed The General and the inside of the other stem is impressed Since 1937. See the original B&L Ray-Ban 1987 advertisement for these collector edition RB-50 Generals here. Rare.

Item VS3101-1 / Price: SOLD

1A Step up another level beyond our already unequaled vintage condition standards with new old stock Ray-Ban The General black chrome RB-50 sunglasses in mint, unworn condition.

Item VS3101-1A / Price: $1185.00


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