TVR 522 Antique Silver
Country of Origin: Sabae, Fukui, Japan
Frame Material: SPM (Sun Platinum Metal)
End Tips: Zylonite
Datum Expression Size: 48-21mm
Lens Width: 47mm
Hinge to Hinge Width: 126mm
Temple Length: 145mm
TVR®522 pays homage to one of the oldest vintage designs in the history of eyewear,
the Retro Panto — a historical wire-rimmed eye shape derived from Reverse Triangle,
which was created before the 1900s. Exactly like its name, the Reverse Triangle
highlights the higher hinge position on the widest part of the temple to ensure perfect
fitting — an olden craftsmanship technique that dates back over 100 years.
With the hinge being on the highest part of the Reverse Triangle, the TVR®522 eye
shape is accentuated at the edge of the top flat line — creating a vintage look for all Retro
Panto designs. The rim, bridge and temples, made using Japanese SPM (Sun Platinum
Metal), are decorated with vintage coin patterns, all of which are hand-patented by
TVR®’s skilful Japanese master craftsmen, to accentuate the refined craftsmanship of
the TVR®522 model.
And along with the launch of the TVR®522 model, the brand has also created a clip-on
for it, which carries a revived influence from 19th century Steampunk culture. Making
this the first ever metal frames clip-on launched by TVR®, the clip-on gives a doublebridge
sunglasses frame effect when attached onto the frames, making this one of
TVR®’s most iconic masterpiece to-date.