The newest take on the B frame, the B-VI, continues to build upon that rebellious silhouette—and, in addition to the now-familiar flattened top and geometric cat-eye touches, this edition adds a sharp and distinctive, top-of-frame shielding visor, expertly carved from the thick and dense Japanese acetate that is used to craft every B-series frame. Balmain’s and Akoni Group’s mastery of jewel-like embellishment is evident in both the Balmain Monogram rivets and the signature B-Series hinge, which joins the powerful face of the frame to the substantial arms. Relying on a surprising nine links, that distinctive hinge riffs on both the celebrated savoir-faire of the Balmain Atelier and the powerful rock messaging of Olivier Rousteing.
MADE IN JAPAN BY EXPERT CRAFTSPEOPLE USING ONLY THE FINEST MATERIALS AND TIME-HONORED TECHNIQUES. IN LINE WITH THE SINGULAR DNA AND EASILY RECOGNIZED CODES OF BALMAIN PARIS, THE EYEWEAR COLLECTION BY AKONI GROUP REFLECTS THE STRONG, AUDACIOUS, CONFIDENT SPIRIT OF THE BALMAIN ARMY. THE GOLD TOUCHES RECALL PIERRE BALMAIN’S SIGNATURE GOLDEN MEDALLIONS AND GILDED BUTTONS. THE DETAILS AND HIGH LEVEL OF CRAFTSMANSHIP ECHO BALMAIN’S FAMED ATELIERS.
Eye size: 54 mm
Bridge: 38 mm
Temple: 145 mm