This is a pair of vintage B&L Ray Ban Aviators in the iconic Shooter style popularized by gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson with self adjustable Ambermatic lenses no less. Decades before there were smart phones, there were smart lenses. The Ambermatic being the best known example of a larger group of lenses known as the Changeables.
In low light or hazy conditions, Ambermatic lenses act like Kalichromes and improve contrast and sharpen vision. In warm sunny weather, the lenses darken to block sunlight like any sunglass lens.In cold, bright conditions, the lenses darken even more for maximum protection from direct and reflected sunlight as found on ski slopes and high mountain trails. And this makes Ambermatics some serious eye candy.
Hallmarking on the glasses includes the B&L logo etch on each lens plus the white Ray Ban script logo on the right lens. Markings on the frame include B&L RAY-BAN U. On the top of the cross bar. The left lens has the original lens sticker which reads "100% UV protection, " "Sunglasses by Bausch & Lomb, " "Ray Ban" in script logo and CHANGEABLE.The condition of these vintage stunners is flawless NEW both lenses and frames. The lenses are completely free of any and all scratches, nicks, pits, chips and scuff. The metal frames are super bright and shiny with no corrosion, dings or damage to the 24K gold plate.
The plastic parts of the frame, the brow bar, nose pads and cable comfort coating show no age deterioration or damage of any kind. The glasses come with their equally flawless and new Aviator hard case. The item "Vintage B&L Ray Ban Ambermatic Aviator Shooter 62mm NEW /Tags Hunter S. Thompson" is in sale since Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men's Accessories\Sunglasses & Sunglasses Accessories\Sunglasses". The seller is "treasure-one" and is located in Cotulla, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.