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Rapha Classic Glasses

Hand-Made Italian Eyewear That Suggest Timeless Style and Speed
Rapha today announces Rapha Classic Glasses, its first venture into the performance optics market. Developed in partnership with renowned Italian eyewear makers, Rapha Classic Glasses deliver the highest optical performance and finest quality paired with Rapha’s distinctive design. Three available frame color options, each with a specific color Carl Zeiss lens, offer performance for all seasons. The glasses are priced at £195 / $295.

Rapha Classic Glasses are easy-to-wear modern classics that recall cycling’s style icons yet match the contemporary style and quality of today’s best carbon and titanium road bikes. The beautiful acetate frames, handmade by Mazzucchelli, have exceptional hand feel wear softly on the face. A sophisticated option to the conspicuous, often ostentatious, injection molded eyewear styles, Rapha Classic Glasses deliver refined performance with cues from the golden age of cycling.

Rapha Classic Glasses will be available beginning July 14, 2015 at rapha.cc and in all Rapha Cycle Club stores worldwide.

Full product page including face fit guide and a feature on Mazzucchelli/Carl Zeiss

History of Racing Eyewear with Illustrations by London artist Kate Copeland

Key features:
• Handmade in Cadore, Italy
• Mazzucchelli acetate frame material, made in Varese, Italy
• Wire core temples with robust nickel hinge, soft-grip rubber temple tips
• Carl Zeiss lenses
• Premium case, handmade in Italy by Giorgo Fedon & Figli
• Rapha Classics Guarantee
• Base 6 Wrap, Base 8 Lens
• Weight: 30 grams

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Colors:
Black (with green lens)
Tortoise (with brown lens)
Smoke (with pink lens)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Handmade in Cadore, Italy
Mazzucchelli acetate (Made in Varese, Italy)
Robust nickel hinge
Wire core in temples
Soft-grip rubber temple tips (No rubber on the nose pads)
Weight – 30g
Carl Zeiss lenses
Base 6 Wrap, Base 8 Lens
Case and lens wipe included
Ready for prescriptions by a qualified optician
Moldable acetate for perfect ear fit

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LENS SPECIFICATIONS

GREEN LENS:
Made from polyamide – lightweight and scratch resistant
Category 3: 14.28% light transmittance
Oliophobic and hydrophobic coating on front and back
Polarized to reduce glare and blinding reflections
AR-5 anti-reflective coating on back of lens
100% protection from UV rays

BROWN LENS:
Made from polyamide – lightweight and scratch resistant
Category 3: 14.28% light transmittance
Oliophobic and hydrophobic coating on front and back
Polarized to reduce glare and blinding reflections
AR-5 anti-reflective coating on back of lens
100% protection from UV rays

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PINK LENS:
Made from polyamide – lightweight and scratch resistant
Category 1: 69.28% light transmittance
Oliophobic and hydrophobic coating on front and back
AR-5 coating on back of lens (anti-reflective)
100% protection from UV rays
Case made by Giorgo Fedon & Figli. A small, artisanal leather company dedicated to the production of eyeglass cases based in Cadore, Italy. The case reflects the “goggle” style of historical cycling eyewear.

RETAIL PACKAGING: Black tin with cork insert, leather hinges, velvet flock lined inner. Style evokes tin cases of historical sport goggles.

QUOTE ON CASE: “Only my eyes can show the suffering.” – Fausto Coppi

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