Tumi, the luxury lifestyle, accessories and travel brand favored by President Obama, is debuting its first line of sunglasses this season.
The Traverso Collection for both men and women features 13 innovative sunglass designs "engineered to deliver style and performance," inspired by the architecture of famous bridges around the world and employing the latest technology and materials.
Available in 13 different styles including one named after the Brooklyn Bridge, the Traverso frames are constructed for strength and flexibility using titanium, featherweight aluminum, handmade acetate and non-corrosive stainless steel.
Hand-wrapped leather treatments, special acid- and laser-etching techniques and unique injected rubber temple tips all evoke classic Tumi style and echo details of the brand's famous ballistic nylon travel bags.
Renowned lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss developed an exclusive Tumi ZR3 CR-39 Polarized lens offering superior optical and visual performance for the Traverso collection, which comes in a range of colors.
Tumi ZR3 uses a transparent lens coating that allows dirt, water, oil and dust to slip off the surface of the lens. The collection will be available in all Tumi stores worldwide with prices ranging from $265 to $325 per pair.