Ray-Ban W0363 and W0364 50th AnniversaryThe General RB-50 Sunglasses

1 Vintage Ray-Ban The General 50th Anniversary sunglasses feature highly reflective Bausch & Lomb RB-50 lenses, pearlized "General" brow bar, and an Arista 24k gold plated frame inscribed with all the 50th anniversary limited edition marks. An icon of 20th century sunglasses design, Bausch & Lomb released this 50th anniversary limited edition to commemorate "The General" sunglasses as they had become known as General Douglas MacArthur wore them in the Philippines and Pacific during World War II. They feature an Arista 24k gold plated Bravura frame, thicker and stronger than standard Ray-Ban aviators, and top of the line RB-50 lenses 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 50th anniversary General frame measures approximately 5.5" temple to temple, and the 62mm 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 1937 - 1987, and the inside of the other stem is impressed The General. See the original B&L Ray-Ban 1987 advertisement for these collector edition RB-50 Generals here. Rare.

Item VS421-1 / Price: $685.00

2 Identical Ray-Ban W0363 50th Anniversary "The General" sunglasses with B&L 58mm RB-50 lenses instead of the 62mm RB-50 lenses above; identical marks except these are marked B&L Ray-Ban 58 [] 14 under the nose bridge, impressed in the gold plating.

Item VS421-2 / Price: SOLD

3 Vintage Ray-Ban 50th Anniversary "The General" sunglasses are identical in marks and appearance to #1 above but feature Bausch & Lomb 62mm Ambermatic lenses versus the RB-50 lenses pictured below in #3. 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, and one ear stem is impressed The General while the other stem is impressed 1937 - 1987 and both Ambmermatic lenses are laser etched BL. Rare.

Item VS421-3 / Price: $625.00

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