Japanese design: TVR 505 2021 Edition

Classic and timeless: a panto shape for connoisseurs

Produced in in their latest small batch edition, the True Vintage Revival (TVR) 505 for 2021 follows the traditions of Japanese artisanal craftsmanship and design so unique to the province of Sabae, Japan. Made from carefully sourced materials from local artisans, the frame is released in an impressive choice of 12 delicate and timeless colours. They include Antique Amber, Antique Tortoise, Brown Crystal, Brown Demi Amber, Brown Fade (China Exclusive), Classic Black, Clear Crystal, Light Pink Crystal, Matte Black Tokyo Tortoise, Matte Marmalade, Spotty Tortoise and Yellow Crystal featuring in two sizes — 46mm and 49mm— each offering a style-statement quality in its own rights. Above: TVR 505 for 2021, the latest edition at the prestigious Japanese eyewear brand

TVR 505 – a choice of fine colorations for a classic shape

The frame is produced in Zylonite material with an engraved metal core in the temples. Special touches include a beautiful split finish of alternating matte and gloss textures to give out a sophisticated touch, layered with a subtle elegance for all occasions.

The DuoMatte effect is crafted with several steps that require a keen eye for details and care. The frames are polished, sand-blasted with very fine grain sand to yield a soft matte finish. These eyeglasses are then put through a split finishing process to create the desired matte-on-gloss effect. This special effect is most evident on frames like Matte Black Tokyo Tortoise — the outer matte and the inner gloss give a whole different look when worn on different skin tones.

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TVR 505 – the temples feature a fascinating Baroque style engraved metal core

The TVR brand – Powered by a true love for vintage eyewear and a strong interest in rare blueprints of eyeglasses from the golden days of 19th Century, TVR® OPT (True Vintage Revival) was founded in 2012 to remake, recreate and reintroduce the essence of vintage eyewear to the world.

TVR® OPT’s inspiration, blueprints and real vintage eyeglass models come from all parts of the globe. All materials and artistry are sourced and nurtured in Sabae— a city known for inventing the concept of nose pads and famous for its history of handmade eyewear for generations. The collection is available at the finest optical retailers around the world. Find out more at www.tvropt.com