Historic brand Renauld offers Indy 500 themed sunglasses
Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Renauld are teaming up to offer racing fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a rare piece of the racing capital of the world with a fashionable twist.
Much like the 112-year-old racetrack, Renauld is a sunglasses brand steeped in history and innovation. Renauld was a leader in the sunglasses industry in the 1960s and 1970s, creating products and memorabilia that resonated with the culture and spirit of the times.
After a 40-year hiatus, the Renauld brand returned to the world of high fashion in 2019. In 2022, the two iconic brands are reinvigorating the modern spirit with several limited edition lines of its famous Sixty One racing sunglasses .
The most interesting line offered by Renauld is the Sixty One Finish Line, which incorporates brick dust from the historic Yard of Bricks into the lenses of these gold-rimmed sunglasses.
In what is believed to be an industry first, this radical Renauld precision lens engineering seamlessly integrates an ultra-thin, clear, vacuum-sealed compartment into the aerodynamic lens shape featuring a in 24 carat gold.
This compartment with pieces of the racetrack that were first laid down in 1909 encapsulates over a century of Indianapolis 500 racing heritage and hallowed ground traversed by AJ Foyt, Al Unser, Rick Mears and Helio Castroneves, to name a few.
These sunglasses, like all Renauld models, are handmade in Italy and will come with a signed Certificate of Authenticity and an exclusive IMS commemorative leather case and care cloth. Only 100 sunglasses will be produced, which are available to pre-order now from Renauld.co.uk at a retail price of $895. The expected delivery date is between March and May.
Additionally, Renauld is offering racing fans the chance to own a more accessible line of Indy 500 sunglasses with a more contemporary look. The Sixty One Racer line features the same distinct frame, minus the brick dust, but this time in chrome plates.
Like Finish Line sunglasses, the Racer line will arrive with a Certificate of Authenticity from Renauld and an exclusive Indy 500 commemorative leather case and lens care cloth. Only 500 of these sunglasses will be produced in 2022 with a retail price of $395. They can be pre-ordered from Renauld.co.uk and are expected to be delivered between March and May.
The beautiful and stylish line of sunglasses is perfect for racing fans looking for a fast and stylish look. It’s a look that 1965 Indianapolis 500 winner Jim Clark favored as an avid Renauld fan throughout his racing career.
But Renauld is not just a household name in motorsport. Cultural icons such as Elvis Presley, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Mick Jagger and many more all wore Renauld sunglasses. In addition, the Renauld brand is synonymous with the cult film “The Italian Job”.
With both lines of sunglasses expected to ship by May, these are two must-have sunglasses lines for NTT INDYCAR SERIES fans. These will help fans prepare for the 106th race of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 29, when more than 300,000 racing fans will return home for what could be one of the most history of its 105-year history as Helio Castroneves looks set to become the only five-time winner of the Indianapolis 500.