Sama Syd - Dwayne Johnson - Baywatch
These sunglasses were custom designed for Dwayne Johnson by Sheila Vance, with direction from the film's costume designer Dayna Pink. The glasses are a new take on the aviator.
The name of the glasses, SYD, was originally the acronym for the secret project: the team at Sama Eyewear used S.Y.D. - "Special Yellow Dwayne" - to refer to the aviator being crafted for the big screen.
The SYD Bay Elite gold frame is cast in titanium, slightly oversized to suit Dwayne's face. Infinity temples with acetate ends are durable and lightweight. For this frame a coated medium-mirror flash vapor coating was created aptly named "Beachside Meadow"; a more mild as opposed to fully saturated metallic lens was blended in a yellow-green tone.
The color choice, its mirrored effect and anti-reflective coating was ideal for look for the super-star hero of the beach for the fun in the sun summer shooting in Miami over 3 months in 2016. According to designer Sheila Vance the custom tone took about a dozen custom color compounds to craft the ideal hue, and was selected to reflect well against the water and sand color, work with the red and blue tones of the lifeguard suit and capture the subtle tones of the sun from sunrise to sunset.
A retail version of these glasses will be available for sale at Destination: Sama stores and online for summer 2017.
Retail price: $525.00
Reference: Sama Syd Bay elite, Gold W/24K Lenses
In the same film, Johnson's co-star Zac Efron wears a pair of Randolph Engineering Aviator sunglasses.