The craft is 90 feet at the waterline and rises higher than a 17-story building. Its mast can withstand compression comparable to 50 SUVs stacked on an area the size of a tennis ball, and when its 1,100 square meter gennaker catches the wind, the Alinghi team will need clockwork precision to tame the carbon composite leviathan and duel over sun sliced waves.
No other trophy in international sport has a heritage as old as the America’s Cup. Oakley has rendered special edition sunglasses to honor the world-renowned Alinghi team, defender of the 33rd regatta. Styled with unique highlights and colors, these designs feature the unsurpassed glare protection and optical superiority of Oakley HDPolarized lenses. The Alinghi crew has depended on our polarized optics for years, and now you can show your support for the team and experience the same premium performance and protection when the sun tacks off the water and refuses to give leeway. Each sunglass comes with a matching MICROCLEAR bag to stow the frame, and the material is perfect for keeping the lenses clean.
We’ve been toying with a mix of art and technology for some time. The idea was to create clean, authentic style for those who don’t just walk the path of life – they stomp it and leave footprints. That’s what led to Oakley FUEL CELL. The idea here is unflinching originality and a smooth look. It’s proof that when authenticity speaks for itself, it speaks with volume.
The two lenses are actually cut from a single shield of optically pure PLUTONITE then placed in the frame to maintain the original, continuous contour. An innovation of HIGH DEFINITION OPTICS (HDO), POLARIC ELLIPSOID lens geometry extends clarity all the way to your peripheral view, exceeding ANSI Z87.1 optical standards. Impact protection meets all ANSI Z87.1 basic standards while UV filtering is an unbeatable 100% for every single ray of UVA, UVB and UVC. The lens curvature and frame architecture improve side protection, and durable yet lightweight O MATTER frame material maximizes comfort with a perfect Three-Point Fit.
Think of our polarization as a glare kill switch that’s always on. Oakley HDPolarized lenses are an option for FUEL CELL, and they block 99% of those irritating rays that interfere with vision. If you weren’t born with perfect eyes, no sweat – FUEL CELL is available with Oakley Authentic Prescription Lenses (+2.00 through -4.00 combined power). You’ll also see “IRIDIUM” in the list of optional lenses. It’s a permanent coating that tunes and balances light while reducing glare.
- Dual lens POLARIC ELLIPSOID geometry
- Optical precision and impact resistance meet or exceed Z87.1 optical and basic impact standards
- UV protection of PLUTONITE lens material that filters out 100% of UVA/ UVB/ UVC & harmful blue light up to 400nm
- Glare reduction and tuned light transmission of IRIDIUM lens coating (optional)
- Available with Oakley Authentic Prescription Lenses (+2.00 through -4.00 combined power)
- Durability and all-day comfort of lightweight, stress resistant O MATTER frame material
- Comfort and performance of Three-Point Fit that holds lenses in precise optical alignment
- Metal icon accents
OO9096-42 – Oakley – Alinghi Fuel Cell – Polished Black/Black Iridium – $230.00