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24K gold: Is this 2023’s most luxurious eyewear from Barton Perreira?

Eyewear brand Barton Perreira has launched its “most luxurious frame ever” with the limited edition Aldrin aviator.

After several years of “painstaking” development, these unisex sunglasses are described as a sophisticated take on the classic aviator style, offered in five colorways and finished with 24 karat (100% pure gold) accents “for a heightened sense of luxury”.

Drawing inspiration from the sleek lines of 1960s modernist furniture, the Aldrin integrates metal within layers of laminated acetate, aiming to evoke a sense of timeless elegance. It is described as a testament to the brand’s commitment to perfection, from the precise placement of the metal accents to the final, ultra-smooth signature Barton Perreira finish.

Aldrin Hypnotize is a creamy neutral colourway.

Ms Patty Perreira was involved in the design of the new collection. She co-founded Barton Perreira with Mr Bill Barton in 2007 in Los Angeles. In November 2023, it was announced Thélios – the luxury eyewear manufacturing division of  LVMH, otherwise known as LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton – acquired Barton Perreira.

“Creating the Aldrin was a really intensive but satisfying process,” Perreira said. “And I’m excited to finally bring this technical and fashion frame to life.”

The inspiration for the Aldrin stemmed from Perreira’s love of the 1960s modernism movement. Crafting and developing the materials of the Aldrin took more than years, with the metal inlaying, lamination, and polishing processes done with delicate precision.

This frame is being offered in limited quantities at Barton Perriera flagship boutiques, bartonperriera.com, and major retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman, and is complete with a special case and authenticity card.

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