In March of 1958, the American satellite project Vanguard 1 launched into orbit. It still circles the Earth today as the oldest man-made satellite. In recognition of this achievement, the Vanguard frame celebrates the spirit of an era when mankind reached for the cosmos; it's the modern take on the classic half-frame shape. Handmade in Japan. 100% UV Protection. Shatter-proof lenses. Frame: Polished Classic Tortoise Acetate/Matte Black Metal. Lens: Standard Grey.