Behind the Bugatti myth lies the story of a family whose bubbling creativity made a lasting mark on the start of the 20th century. At the cutting edge of design during this era, furniture and ornaments made by Carlo Bugatti were astonishingly and audaciously crafted and extremely inventive in their use of materials. Rembrandt Bugatti's wildlife carvings are prized by international art collectors and museums. Ettore Bugatti was fervent manufacturer, peerless visionary and was responsible for one of the finest moments in the adventure of the automobile.
The Bugatti Eyewear collection came into being via the coalescent encounter between myth and zeal. Resolutely aimed at those with high expectations, it draws its originality and authenticity from fundamental codes. Imagination, research and distinction inspire the designs and are the root of many technological innovations that are 'Made in Jura', the cradle of the French Eyewear Industry. At the crossroads between luxury and design, the frames that make up this collection are becoming genuine collector's items
“Nothing is too beautiful; nothing is too expensive.” Ettore Bugatti
The Bugatti eyewear line was launched in 2005. Following the same orientation as all other Bugatti products, this collection represents luxury, quality and originality.
Italian designed, each Bugatti frame is completely manufactured in the Jura region, the cradle of French eyewear, and thus becomes a work of art in itself.
The materials used to manufacture each model offer outstanding quality:
* Nibrodal: cut metal (weldless)
* Friction-welded cellulose acetate (cotton-based plastic)
* Zebu horn (The zebu – the emblematic animal of Madagascar- has immense horns that offer an unusual, very fine material. Once treated and polished, it gives off dull and constantly different polychromatic lusters in a wide variety of blacks, greys, ambers and ochers.) Zebu horn is purchased at the slaughterhouses, because the animal’s meat is consumed in African countries.
* Mozambique rosewood, Mozambique ebony, Brazilian letterwood
The metal frames receive a strengthening surface treatment ranging from 22 carat gold to palladium. Every Bugatti frame is stamped to warrant its authenticity, which includes an individual serial number.
In addition to its refined materials, the Bugatti line is also a collection for demanding men. Because of its quality and design, the “Bugattista” will find an amalgam of original lines in his frame. The shape of the grille of a Bugatti car will inspire the base of the eyewear or its circular shape.
From the front of the frame to the endpieces, each Bugatti frame component is hand finished. For example, cellulose acetate endpieces will be polished manually to give them the desired luster and luxurious look.
Their shape will evoke the side of the car, with all the roundness and elegance that the Bugatti company built into its cars.
To make the frames even more high tech, Bugatti was the first eyewear manufacturer to integrate an electronic chip. This innovation allows Bugatti wearers to obtain information on their prescriptions and frames from their glasses. Customers can now travel in total peace of mind. If their glasses break, they only have to find an optician carrying Bugatti products who can read the electronic chip and retrieve the frame repair info.
Bugatti frames represent elegance, masculinity and luxury. Truly eyewear for those who demand the best..
We are aware that these rare pieces are not readily available and it is therefore unlikely that you will be able to try these on at a local Opticians. Therefore, in the special case of Bugatti purchases we have extended our regular 7-day return policy up to 14 days. Therefore, you have up to 14 days to decide if you actually like the frame you have purchased. If not, simply return it for a full refund. In the case that you wish for our technicians to fit prescription lenses, it may be best to wait until after your trial period and return for lens fitting at that point (as we cannot refund lens costs). If you have any queries about the Bugatti collection, please call our office on 0800 954 5689.