Limited Edition Ray-Ban Aviator Folding Ultra
The model that has always been the brand's most iconic in a new and special limited edition
Ray-Ban has sealed the celebrations for its 75-year history with a limited edition - 7500 pairs worldwide - of its most iconic model, a new and exclusive folding version in 22-karat yellow or white gold: Ray-Ban Aviator Folding Ultra.
Ray-Ban Aviator Folding Ultra is the latest arrival in the Aviator family and, together with the Ray-Ban Ambermatic 2012 Limited Edition – the capsule collection launched in March this year to introduce the amber lens that darkens depending on light and temperature – celebrates 75 years of Legend and the Never Hide spirit.
The story of a teardrop the whole world knows
Created in 1937 to protect the eyes of US Air Force pilots from reflections at high altitudes, Ray-Ban Aviator is a legend with its unmistakable teardrop shape and minimalist, innovative design. Known originally as "anti-reflection" glasses, they were renamed to emphasize their effectiveness at blocking (Ban) the sun's rays (Ray). Intuiting that the style would also appeal to the general public, in 1937 it became officially known as Ray-Ban Aviator. The model immediately became a classic and since then it has always been the epitome of genuine legends. For 75 years Ray-Ban Aviator has been the object of desire of new generations that aspire to reinterpreting the style of the rebellious spirits of the past.
Design and Technology
An icon of style and design, a model that marked the start of a timeless legend, but one that has never forgotten the brand's technological DNA. Ray-Ban has always been synonymous with quality, superior materials and technological research with the introduction of lenses made with the P3 Plus system. A polarizing filter and color enhancement, anti-reflection treatment and a water-repelling system are the extraordinary characteristics encompassed in a single lens of excellent performance. As dictated by tradition, the lenses are made from high-quality glass with a polarizing filter than guarantees superior color definition and optimal vision in all light conditions. Thanks to color enhancement, colors are extraordinarily sharper and brighter. The anti-reflection treatment reduces the percentage of light reaching the eyes to ensure comfort and clarity. The innovative water-repelling system of P3 Plus lenses – which allows drops of water to slide off the surface – guarantees lenses that are even cleaner and more protected that regular versions.
Research and technology have been combined in the very first folding model in the Ray-Ban Aviator family. A patented and unique mechanism means that the model can be folded but still maintain its high levels of strength. Ray-Ban Aviator Folding Ultra has eight hinges: on the end pieces, between the temple end and the front of the frame and on the bridge.
The end pieces and case are covered with real leather to enhance a limited edition that is available in two calibers (55 and 58) and in the following colors:
RB 3479 KQ 003 N4
White gold with P3 Plus Crystal Blue Polar lenses.
RB 3479 KQ001 N5
Yellow gold with P3 Plus Crystal Green Polar lenses.
RB 3479 KQ001 M7
Yellow gold with P3 Plus Crystal Brown Gradient Polar lenses.
An edition with a limited time and number that reconfirms the uniqueness of the brand and its values of authenticity, tradition, quality and state-of-the-art technology.