Sold: a $4000 pair of carbon fiber Oakley sunglasses
Posted Mar 08 2010 10:05am
You've probably heard of hand built cars, but what about hand built sunglasses?
Oakley has a pair that you might like...especially if you fancy carbon fiber and the newest technology.
But of course hand built carbon fiber sunglasses and the newest technology don't come cheap.
That's why you better also have very deep pockets to afford the Oakley C SIX top of the line Oakley eye wear.
How much? $4000.00 USD to be exact.
But at least one Oakley customer thought that price to be fair.
A few months ago Melbourne, Australia resident Robert Lang became the first person to buy a pair and pick them up at Oakley headquarters in California.
"I am a collector of the Oakley pieces that I think are outside of the
box and revolutionary. I prefer the more high end or different pieces
than the standard typical offerings. I knew C SIX was something
different, and something I felt like I hadn’t seen from Oakley in a few
Also, in my line of work I use similar processes in terms of
manufacturing and machining, and I understand the work that goes into
creating products like C SIX. I have a respect for it," said Lange.
So what do you get for $4000 besides some very expensive eye wear as well as a personal meeting with the president of the company and the designer of the sunglasses (see photo above)?
According to Oakley's web site you also get:
Computer Numeric Controlled machining with 0.002" precision
24 hours of continuous tooling
Hexalobular bolts for improved impact protection
Oakley High Definition Optics
Iridium® lens coating for balanced light transmission