men's : 1950-70 : k8306
product code : k8306 : £ 295
  • 1960's black plastic and white
    gold fill frame marked BAUSCH & LOMB
    and 1/10 12kgf

  • Can be glazed with Rx or sunglasses lenses.

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  • B&L's Titan was first introduced in 1963 and was an

    immediate sensation due to its smooth front: this was

    the first time the technology was available to hide the

    hinge from the front of the frame by attaching the chassis

    directly onto the arms. (This trend led to the development

    a couple of years later to a smooth front on plastic frames

    by burying the hinge into the frame without the need of a

    shield on the front to hold it in place.) The result, as B&L

    said at the time was, "...an outstanding men's combination

    frame...fresh, new styling, features top rims completely free

    of plaques.."
    And the "three dimensional bridge" is incredible,

    fashioned into a sort of apex, to give it angles and dimensions

    like origami, but in white gold. The colour of the acetate was

    called Onyx: jet-black like the stone, and a classic option for

    luxury men's frames. Although a marked as a 46 eyesize, it

    measures up closer to a 44 so the frame isn't large, only 130mm

    across the front. The lens shape is the 'deep' version, they did a

    'shallow' at 4mm less. Amazing to find an unworn frame of this

    calibre almost 60 years old.

                                                           — klasik