McLaren Vision Collection Sunglasses

by Michael Satterfield

McLaren Vision Collection of sunglasses feature industry-first 3D-printed titanium frames and option of face-scanning technology for the perfect tailored fit. Featuring Leica Eyecare sun lens, each specifically designed for driving, skiing, sailing, city life or playing golf.

Frames start at $322 and can range all the way to $2,000 for bespoke frames. McLaren designers worked with the French optical specialist L’Amy Group to create the collection, which comprises Core, Premium and Bespoke ranges. Available as sunglasses or with prescription lenses, the different styles in each range are characterized by innovative design and advanced materials, reflecting the technical elegance of McLaren cars.

Designed to offer stylish comfort for both men and women, the eyewear is available in a range of finishes and colors, including traditional McLaren hues such as orange. Contemporary and distinctive frames include a unique “floating” design, whereby the lens is hung within the frame at two contact points only, maximizing vision and comfort.

The sunglasses in the McLaren Vision Collection are the first to use Leica Eyecare sun lenses, which are treated with AquaDura Vision anti-reflective, hydrophobic and oleophobic coating and feature Leica Eyecare’s latest lens technology to ensure exceptional clarity. Each of the five sun lens types is customized for a specific environment; the Driving lenses, for example, feature very precise graduated tinting that is designed to improve contrasts and show the road ahead in sharp relief. There is no polarisation so all surfaces are perceived perfectly. Orange-tinted Golfing lenses focus on maximum contrast, while the Outdoor lenses have a polarising filter and mirror finish. Urban lenses have a neutral gradient tint designed for all lighting conditions and easy reading of screens, while the Yachting lenses feature a mirror finish to reduce solar rays and polarisation to better remove reflections from the water.

Each of the five Leica sun lenses can be combined with arm colors that include black with a choice of either grey, yellow, red or orange, offering McLaren owners an opportunity to subtly ‘color-coordinate’ with their cars. See them on display for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.