Premium eyewear brand SALT. Optics launched its exclusive collaboration with bespoke luxury car brand Radford Motors. The Radford Motors + SALT. Optics collection offers a range of limited-edition sunglasses featuring two aviator styles, the RS-500 and RS-600, available in four colorways reflecting the iconic Radford Type 62-2 colors.
Inspired by vintage Italian driving frames, SALT. Optics and Radford Motors infused the legacy of Radford Motors, racing into their frames. The collaboration comes as a reimagination of sleek luxury car style as eyewear by Radford Motors co-owners Jenson Button, 2009 Formula OneTM World Champion, and Ant Anstead, renowned car builder, and TV personality.
“We are incredibly excited about this collaboration with SALT. Optics,” says Ant Anstead, Co-owner of Radford Motors, in a press statement. “It has been fantastic working alongside the brand to create these exclusive sunglasses that perfectly complement our Type 62-2.”
Crafted in Japan using aerospace-grade Japanese titanium, the sunglasses feature a front grill and side shields that provide airflow and durability with a featherweight feel. The frames feature Pantone-matched cloisonne plating to the Gold Leaf and John Player Special Radford Type 62-2 colorways. The sunglasses are custom-stamped with SALT. Optics pattern inside the temple, tips, and nose pads. Additionally, the sunglasses are equipped with SALT. Optics’ proprietary lenses utilize advanced anti-reflective, hydrophobic, and oleophobic coatings, filters and optics for an enhanced viewing field. SALT. Optics lenses are optical-grade CR-39 polarized, providing superior optical clarity and performance while reducing glare, repelling dirt and water, and protecting against UV rays.
The collection is limited to 125 pairs of each colorway for both styles and is numbered on the outside left temple with 000 – 125. Each pair comes in a special Radford Motors + SALT. Optics branded glasses case and retails for USD 750. The collection is available to shop at saltoptics.com.