Leica has announced a collaboration with German eyewear brand MYKITA to release a collection of sunglasses that feature optical-grade lenses. The eyewear consists of two unique designs; one sporting handcrafted stainless steel frame with MYLON, while the other features pure stainless steel.
We are happy to announce our substantial partnership with @MYKITAofficial bringing the highest level of German engineering to the world of eyewear. https://t.co/nIeKDsU8RT #leica #mykita #mykitaleica pic.twitter.com/ifVVdnCWRa
— Leica Camera AG (@leica_camera) March 2, 2020
According to MYKITA, MYLON is a newly-designed material from the company that is made using 3D printing technology. The first pair of Leica-MYKITA sunglasses (pictured above) features this material as a top bar above its bridge and lens frames. Meanwhile, the pure stainless steel model draws inspiration from the Leica’s camera design, along with the brand’s signature red colour lacquered on the sides of the lenses.
Fans of the camera brand will notice the geometric shape of the lenses on both models which are reminiscent of the Leica’s lens hood design. The lenses themselves are individually ground and polished, and features the brand’s AquaDura Vision Pro coating which are commonly used on its camera lenses and binoculars.
The lenses also offer protection against reflections, water, dirt, and fogging. Furthermore, they provide 100 percent UV protection, with polarised lens options that help filter out glare, surface reflections and so on.
Each Leica-MYKITA eyewear comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a unique serial number that ensures their manufacturing standards. The eyewear collection will be available in June 2020, but retail prices have not been revealed at this time.