The Gaultier 56-4176 is a piece of utmost importance for the history of eyewear design in the 1990s. On one hand, it is considered as one of Gaultier's final masterpieces, putting the crown on an era where his eyewear designs were most influential and continue to inspire designers until today. On the other hand, it is one the last Gaultier frames ever to be produced by Murai Enterprise in Japan.
The 56-4176 features many intricate details like the engraved decor and the many baroque elements on temples and front. A piece to be remembered for centuries to come.
Jean Paul Gaultier was at the avant-garde of eyewear design in the 1980s and 1990s. Although Japan was by far the most expensive place of production for eyewear frames at that time, Gaultier did not want to settle with anything less than the best craftsmanship for his sunglasses. Unlike most other designers, he did not license his brand to a big eyewear manufacturer but instead kept a minute supervision of the design and production of his sunglasses by Murai Japan.
Made in Japan in 1998.
Very good vintage condition. No flaws, no scratches on lenses.
Including Gaultier metal case made in Italy and cleaning cloth from Optik Perrin Zermatt featuring an illustration of the Matterhorn.
Lenses: Dark brown with 100% UV400 protection.
Frame: hammered bronze.
Size Medium to Large.
Front width from temple to temple: 130mm / 5.12 inches
Temple length: 140mm
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