Ray-Ban USA B&L NOS Artic Rare Deep Freeze Aviator DGM Kalichrome Sunglasses
*NOS Rare Ray-Ban USA by Bausch & Lomb "Artic Deep Freeze" Aviator Outdoorsman II
62mm Kalichrome DGM lenses on a "Deep Groove" 24k GF
Sunglasses with B&L Leather Case, Cloth
"Extremely rare piece of Americana collectibles"
"Operation Deep Freeze was a series of expeditions between 1955 and 1998, signaling a renewal in American interest in the Antarctic. These expeditions were military operations run and supported by various American military agencies. Rear Admiral Byrd was Officer in Charge; and so the most senior US representative monitoring political, scientific, legislative and operational activities making up the US Antarctic programs"
Made by B&L to give perfect vision to pilots,
USN sailors and service men
in the snow at below zero temperatures.
The G31 Double Gradient Mirror,
combined with the Kalichrome lens,
protected them from getting snow blind
These are in New Old Stock Vintage condition
No wear on the frame, case or lenses! Perfect!
Very few "Deep Groove LIC" frames (much stronger frame)
Made in West Germany
B&L RAY-BAN USA LIC 6214 over the cross bar
They measure approx. 5.5" temple to temple-front to back
These would be considered a Medium to Large size
When worn, the View is Perfect, they Feel and Look Fabulous!
Original B&L Ray-Ban Leather case shown is included, also NOS
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Your questions are welcome.
100% Guaranteed 100% Authentic No Fakes! No Way!!
Details of authenticity available on request
Est. NOS Retail Price: $5295
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