Cébé Baron Benz Vintage Sunglasses New Old Stock Made in France
Made in Morez, France in the 1960s.
Frame and lenses are in new unworn condition, all inner temple markings intact. No scratches on lenses. A few small surface scratches on the frame from storage, not visible when worn.
The legendary frame that inspired the Persol Ratti and Tart Surfer racing frames worn by Bruce Lee and Robert Redford.
A classic landmark of eyewear design, the extremely rare Baron Benz was the first frame with the sustained racing shape. Completed with genuine leather side shields, this piece was designed to facilitate high speed chases in the most extreme conditions.
Established in 1892, CÉBÉ is a pioneer in the manufacture of sports and fashion eyewear. Cébé's first claim to fame was when Carl Benz, founder of Mercedes-Benz cars, asked the company to produce some goggles for him and his dog to wear when out in his sports car - before windscreens were invented! The name CÉ-BÉ originates from Carl Benz's initials.
Frame: Dark tortoise with genuine leather side shields.
Lenses: Original dark brown lenses with 100% UV protection.
Front width from temple to temple: 137mm / 5.35 inches.
Temple length 135mm.
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