TVR® 521 SPM pilot aviator
The TVR® 521 Pilot Aviator, which is a remake of the AN6531, is now reiterated entirely in Japanese Sun Platinum Metal (SPM) with polarised lens to exude a chic touch to the eyepiece. Handcrafted by Japanese master craftsmen, the new model features a unique double bridge with a Bakelite Generals Bar and nose pads — a revival of the 1940s Bakelite brow bar, made famous by General Douglas MacArthur of the time.
The design stems from the original aviator sunglasses made during the World War II era for the American army and navy crews. As the first-ever tear-drop style frames to be created, aviators are made in this design to fit the shape of the oxygen masks for flight crews. It is also able to shield the eyes from sunlight while they are up in the sky, which led to aviators becoming a category of its own in the world of eyewear.
The aviator is a popular frame that has been worn by luminaries and noblemen from around the world for decades including the likes of Tom Cruise, Sylvester Stallone, John Cusack, Michael Jackson, Robert Redford, Bruce Lee, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie; and has remained until today as one of the most recognisable and iconic eyewear of all time.
The intricate Japanese filigree engraving on the arms also adds a suave touch to modern day gentlemen. The new Bayonet temple design on the TVR® 521 is a revolutionary intervention added to ensure impeccable fit and desired comfort. TVR® 521 carries the importance of reviving the most original design of the iconic aviator as True Vintage Revival continues to celebrate the history and heritage of iconic eyewear.
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Leather Case by Pittards World Class Leather
Designed by TVR®, the new premium leather case for TVR® 521 Pilot Aviator is meticulously handmade in Japan and patented exclusively using Pittards World Class Leather, a high-quality soft hide from England with a hallmark of almost 200 years. With a full-grain brown leather with subtle metallic pigments and an antique finish, the leather is gently milled to create a soft, casual texture that that’s highly desirable as a keepsake.