Upfront

Jan
2009

Caravan of Gold

It’s a new twist on a timeless classic. Ray-Ban has re-interpreted its Caravan style, originally created in 1957, into an exclusive limited edition frame featuring precious materials combined with state-of-the-art technology. The Caravan Ultra, made in an 18-karat white-gold-plated version with silver-colored mirrored lenses and an 18-karat yellow-gold-plated version with gold-colored mirrored lenses, is available at a limited selection of specialty stores including Ilori.

The frame front is crafted from titanium while beta titanium is used for the temples. The entire frame is covered in 18-karat gold. The anti-reflective lenses are high-quality glass with a polarizing filter ensuring superior clarity and high-color definition. The lenses also feature an innovative water-repellent system that allows water droplets to slide easily off the surface.

Each frame is numbered on the inside of the temple. Only 20,000 pieces have been manufactured with only 1,000 pairs of each style available in North America.

—Jackie Micucci

 

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