mens : 1980s-90s : k5413
product code : k5413 : £ 325
  • Never worn 1990s gold metal and black carbon fibre
    frame marked KILLY FRAME FRANCE mod 473 02 730

  • Original dark brown polarized lenses



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  • Perhaps the greatest French sportsman of all time, besides

    winning many World Cup medals in the 1960's - from the age of

    18 - Jean Claude Killy topped this with winning all three alpine

    Olympic gold medals at the 1968 games in Grenoble. In 1975

    he started his skiwear label and his Killy Technical Eyewear was

    launched in 1990; this unworn example being the first design in a

    "new concept in sunglasses" for serious athletes. Killy's concept

    was the high specification frame which here includes a "free-floating

    vertical bar and nosepiece"
    - the tiny spring inside absorbing shock

    and making the nosepiece reactive while wearing for skiing or cycling.

    Above this a "silicone covered brow protector further absorbs any

    shock from a frontal jolt". "Dual action spring temples keep the fit

    and were also there "to release in case of a fall - like the

    bindings on a ski-boot."
    The frame is gold metal and a polymid,

    carbon fibre, here in black, with temple tips that you can rotate

    for extra grip during sport or return to normal for everyday wear.

    The lenses are polarised - so again sports-dedicated. The original

    price-tag had these at USD$445 which put them in the top category

    for performance eyewear. Made in France, these very special

    sunglasses even have their own serial number, like another French

    luxury eyewear maker, Cartier. Do we need to go on - or did we

    have you at serious?

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