Ray-Ban 62mm Ambermatic Aviator Sunglasses

1 Vintage Ray-Ban Ambermatic aviator sunglasses are an icon of modern sunglasses design, featuring the famous Bausch & Lomb Ambermatic photochromatic lenses and the choice of pilots, aviators, sailors, and hunters for over 40 years. Ray-Ban Ambermatic lenses offer a greater contrast between clouds and sky and made it easier to see objects while at the same time progressively blocking the light and providing 100% UV protection. 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. Following on the success of Ambermatic sunglasses, B&L Ray-Ban subsequently introduced the Changeables line of photochromatic sunglasses and shooters which offered very similar properties but in which the density color change was even more dramatic than in the Ambermatics.The unisex Ray-Ban 62 mm aviator frame measures approximately 5.5" temple to temple with Ambermatic lenses measuring approximately 2.375" x 2.0" at the widest points predating the introduction of the laser etched Ray-Ban logo on the lenses. The top of the nose bridge is impressed B&L Ray-Ban USA while the bottom of the bridge is impressed B&L Ray-Ban 62 [] 14, part of the collection of a well known TV personality and long time customer of the Vintage Sunglasses Shop.

Item VS313-1 / Price: $385.00

2 Identical vintage Ray-Ban L9679 62 mm Ambermatic aviator sunglasses are identical in size and shape and identically marked on the frame but with Ambermatic lenses both laser etched BL near the hinges and the right lens laser etched Ray-Ban c mid to late 1980s.

Item VS313-2 / Price: $385.00

3 SPECIAL DISCOUNT OPPORTUNITY! Sometimes when a great frame comes in as part of a lot but has condition issues that make them fall short of our unparalleled vintage condition standards, we'll use it as an opportunity to offer our customers a rare vintage frame at a bargain price. That's the case with this classic B&L Ray-Ban 62 mm aviator frame which was missing its ambermatic lenses but fully and properly marked. It's an iconic frame strong enough and ready for the glass or polycarbonate RX prescription or non-RX lenses of your choice from your local optical shop.

Item VS270-3 / Price: $185.00

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