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Vuarnet VL1609 Black Grey Polarized
  • Vuarnet VL1609 Black Grey Polarized
  • Vuarnet VL1609 Black Grey Polarized
  • Vuarnet VL1609 Black Grey Polarized

Vuarnet VL1609 Black Grey Polarized




Black frame with Grey Polarized lens. Category 3 - UV 400. Made in France.

With its lateral reinforcement cut into the front of the frame or the detachable cord, this Vuarnet VL1609 Cat Eye Horizon model hijacks certain codes inherited from sport and regenerates them in the best traditions of quality eyewear. This “cat eye” shape maintains its timeless elegance.

  • Model : Women
  • Two years warranty / Vuarnet
  • Payment in 2x free of charge from 199€

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Available in these colors

  • Vuarnet VL1609 Grey Blue Polarized $251.22


  • Vuarnet Cordon Bandeau Neoprene Noir $9.34
  • Vuarnet Black Cord $13.07
  • Vuarnet Blue White Red cord $13.07
  • Vuarnet Floating Cord Blue White Red $13.07


With its lateral reinforcement cut into the front of the frame or the detachable cord, this Vuarnet VL1609 Cat Eye Horizon model hijacks certain codes inherited from sport and regenerates them in the best traditions of quality eyewear. This “cat eye” shape maintains its timeless elegance.



The French State has certified VUARNET and its Manufacture as Living Heritage Company,a unique recognition that rewards French companies for the excellence of their traditional and industrial know-how.

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Vuarnet Grey Polar benefits:

•    Extremely clear vision
•    NPE filter: color improvement
•    100% natural vision
•    Visual comfort improved
•    Eliminates sensation of glare as much as possible
•    Anti-reflective
•    Oleophobic and hydrophobic

Vuarnet Grey Polar protection:

•    Category 3 lens, ideal for sunny days
•    UV protection: 100%
•    Infra-red: 91%
•    Visible Light Absorption: 88%
•    Harmful Blue Light: 93%

Data sheet

  • Gender : Women
  • Age : Adult
  • Base : 6
  • Type : Fullrim
  • Size : Large
  • Rx : Rx compatible
  • Made : Acetate
  • Shape : Oval (Cat Eye)
  • Features : Adjustable head strap
  • Color : Black
  • Temple Length : 145
  • Bridge Width : 14
  • Lens Width (Eye Size) : 58
  • Use : Sailing Surf, Windsurf, Kite Golf Driving Fishing
  • Packaging : Official Packaging
  • Model : Vuarnet VL1609
  • UV index : 3 (strong sunlight) UV 400
  • VLT (visible light transmission) : 12 %
  • Lens Type : Mineral
  • Lens Color : Grey Polarized
  • Lens Features : Polarized
  • Lens Treatment : Anti-scratch Hydrophobic Anti-reflective Blue light blocking Oleophobic
  • Product Type : Sunglasses
  • Comes with : Vuarnet case with a microfiber cleaning cloth
  • Warranty : Two years warranty / Vuarnet

Brand : Vuarnet


Vuarnet sunglasses are world reknowned for their exceptional optical performance and have set the standard for sunglass excellence. This legendary reputation is the result of many years of experience combining "savoir-faire" with the finest raw materials. A flair of innovation and state-of-the-art craftsmanship are demonstrated at every stage of the production process. The results, sunglasses which are timeless, sophisticated and 100% effective.

From the highest mountaintop to the bluest seas, across the heated deserts to the glare of everyday life, Vuarnet sunglasses keep the scenery in true perspective. Vuarnet sunglasses combine style with top level performance that truly stand the test of time.

Born amidst the jet-set glamour of the late 1950s, the brainchild of a dashing gold-medal-winning Olympic skier and the foremost opticians in Paris, the Vuarnet sunglasses brand has been synonymous with sporty panache, classic styling and high performance for more than half a century.

A global specialist in the design and manufacture of mineral lenses, its Vuarnet sunglasses and Vuarnet goggles are renowned for optical clarity, impressive protection and greatly enhanced levels of visual perception – making them indispensable for both high-level sporting performance and crystal clear vision on the beach or in the city

First manufactured under the Skilynx label, these cutting edge lenses were developed in 1957 by Paris-based optician and mountain sport enthusiast Roger Pouilloux, along with his colleague Joseph Hatchiguian, to allow skiers to see undulations in the ground more clearly, particularly in white-out conditions. Their revolutionary innovation was bi-shading – the lenses were lighter at the centre, so that the upper and lower parts filtered and minimised direct glare from the sun, particularly when reflected off snow or water. With the central part of the lens still allowing clear sight, they set the optimum visual conditions for snow or water sports, while their mineral elements blocked UV rays and solar reflections, giving excellent ocular protection.

The new lenses were put to the test by French skier Jean Vuarnet, who wore them at the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics in California. After he won gold, the men agreed to go into business together, developing the brand into the number-one choice for high-performance sporting eyewear that looked equally elegant outside the athletics arena. Vuarnet sunglasses were soon being worn by both top athletes and glamorous international stars such as Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall, Robert Redford and Alain Delon. Such was the brand’s success that it became an official sponsor of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, with commentators pronouncing particularly sunny days as ‘Vuarnet Days’. In 1995, Vuarnet sponsored the America’s Cup sailing race, showcasing the brand’s increasing popularity among water-sport athletes.

With its lenses still manufactured in France today, Vuarnet continues to build upon its ethos of high quality, technical innovation and sophisticated styling. The iconic heritage models – such as the legendary Vuarnet 006, with its sleek, elongated form – are still available, but new products that push the boundaries of design and technology have also been developed. Vuarnet now offers four tint options, tailored to specific environments: grey tints, which render colours accurately; grey/blue tints, which enhance luminosity, contrast and colour definition; brown tints, which improve contrast and depth perception; and yellow-green tints, which improve contrast and luminosity giving better definition to slopes and reliefs. Some classic models have also been updated – the Vuarnet Glacier (VL1315), which was developed for mountain climbing and other high-altitude activities, still features its original retro detailing such as detachable leather side shades that protect eyes from both peripheral light and wind, but it is now available in matt black for a contemporary spin on this classic aviator style, with an acetate loop around the lenses to strengthen them, anti-glare coating, and hydrophobic and oleophobic treatments to repel both water and oily creams. Vuarnet mineral lenses, which are among the thinnest on the market, are also available in a clip-on style that can be attached to Vuarnet optical glasses when needed ¬– an ingenious solution to a modern-day dilemma and ideal for city living.

Vuarnet eyewear is an official partner of the renowned Courchevel and Mégève ski schools in France, and Cortina d’Ampezzo and Sestriere in Italy, further cementing its status as the go-to brand for the serious winter-sport athlete, as well as those who want high-performance eyewear that mixes cutting edge technology with elegant design.

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