Hooked: Mykita & Bernhard Willhelm

Remember Bernhard Willhelm’s aviator sunglasses from last year? Made in collaboration with Berlin-based Mykita to celebrate his fall/winter collection, they were called Franz in an ode to downhill champion Franz Klammer, who wowed the crowd at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck. Now, truly going for gold, Willhelm and Mykita have come out with the Franz 24k version, another limited-edition, mirrored-lens mind-blower, this time coated in actual 24-karat gold. Also available with a matte black frame, Franz 24k comes with a specially designed black case, as well as a hand-numbered box and certificate of authenticity. $775 at select stores (check Mykita for stockists).


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