Original Vintage Cebe 490 Walter Cecchinel 4000 Glacier Shield Sunglasses.
Vintage Cebe 490 Walter Cecchinel glacier glasses are one of the icons of modern ski eyewear, produced in only very limited quantities by the famous ski eyewear company Cebe. This is a really high performance design with rubber coated ear stems that won't stick to your face even in extreme cold and front air vents that help prevent the glasses from fogging. Walter Cecchinel was the well known instructor at the national ski and mountaineering school in Chamonix, France and led the development of new ax-traction and forward facing spikes along with related advanced techniques still used by mountain climbers of today. Note the adjustable ear stems, a really nice design feature for comfort and a more perfect fit. The unisex Cebe 490 frame measures approximately 5.5" temple to temple, and the lenses measure approximately 2.25" x 2.0" at the widest points with left lens laser etched Cebe 4000 and signed Walter Cecchinel. You'll find the Cebe logo and 490 embossed in the front nose bridge of the Cebe 490 along with air vents to help prevent fogging, and the inside of one stem is marked CE Made in France Modele Depose while the inside of the other stem is marked 0490 0043. Includes the original Cebe case with carrying strap.