SKU: p3
4.79 out of 5 based on 125 customer ratings

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Originally designed for use inside navy submarines, this retro P3 style is a favorite among those looking for a vintage and slightly edgy look. Built to meet the same military standards as our classic Aviator, they offer a playful take on a military heritage.

  • 23k gold and other premium-quality finishes for durability & scratch resistance
  • Lifetime warranty on all frames
  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Handcrafted in the USA in 200+ steps
  • Available in signature bayonet or standard temples
  • Military-issued since 1978
  • Self-adjusting cushioned nose pads
  • Includes leather case and cleaning cloth pouch

P3 in 23K Gold with Gray Glass Lenses

Built To Military Standards

We wanted to make a difference. Leave a mark. Be proud of something. So in 1978, we joined forces with the U.S. military to produce the HGU-4/P Aviator for fighter pilots. Each Aviator is built to strict guidelines of MIL-S-25948 standards, a 20-page document detailing the most complex manufacturing specs around.

Guaranteed for a lifetime. Or two.

Built to a higher standard using the world’s finest materials, we stand by each pair of frames we make. So much so, that we offer a lifetime warranty. Take them with you around the world, and back again.

23K Gold and Other Premium Metals

The same precious metal finishes found on the world’s finest timepieces are layered on at up to 5x the industry standard.




For long lasting clarity
and extreme durability.


Drop Ball Tested

Tested for impact resistance with
a 5/8 inch steel ball from 50 inches.

Handmade and Detail-Driven

It takes our craftspeople over 6 weeks to build a single pair of Randolph glasses.
More than 200 steps go into making each frame—and most of these steps? –

Done by hand.

Metal Bending

Hand-cut and bent to flawlessly form each component.


The bridge, hinges and other components are soldered by hand.


Porcelain and ceramic granules polish each frame to absolute perfection.

Signature Bayonet Temples Fit for Pilots,
Designed for Total Comfort

Our Iconic Bayonet temples were designed to slide easily under pilot headsets, helmets and other headgear. Which means pure comfort and ease. We also calculate the exact angle of the bend on the Skull temple to prevent headaches that may sometimes occur from undue temple pressure.


All frames come with a leather case and a microfiber cleaning cloth that doubles as a pouch.



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  1. 5 out of 5 Outstanding for use as prescription eyewear

    My first set of prescription eyeglasses frames was the P3. Excellent product. That was 30 years ago. I returned to using the p3 frames with cable temples in 2017. They are still excellent frames. The cable temples ensure that the eyeglasses don’t slide down and they are comfortable. When I am ready to replace them, the replacement will probably be new p3 frames. Unfortunately, the cable temples are discontinued.

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  2. 5 out of 5 Top notch sunglasses

    Great build quality with crisp, clear lenses

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  3. 5 out of 5 These make for an excellent gift.

    Having already purchased a pair of RE Aviators with the gold frames and gold lenses (which I absolutely love) for myself a couple years ago, I knew what to expect when I got a pair of P3’s for my sister’s birthday. Even so, I couldn’t help but say, “WOW” when I inspected them upon their arrival. The dark round lenses with gold frames are very tastefully executed and the shades really pop without being gaudy or too flashy. The fit and finish is predictably excellent, but no less astonishing for it. My sister was absolutely thrilled to have them. I must admit I’m sorely tempted to snag a pair for myself!

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  4. 5 out of 5 Lifetime Warranty is for Real

    Most companies use the Lifetime Warranty as a sales gimmick, but not Randolph. I put my glasses through hard use fishing and many outdoor activities. The nose piece finally broke. I sent them back to Randolph for repair or replacement. About a week later I received a brand new pair in the mail ; no questions asked. Not only is their product great and they stand behind i. I am a Lifetime customer.

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  5. 5 out of 5 Randolph Never Fails To Exceed My Expectations

    I bought a set of cheap round sunglasses to see if I liked the style, and figured I’d upgrade to a real pair after deciding that I liked the style. While I was considering other brands, I have always loved my gold Randolph Aviators I bought about a year ago, and much to my pleasure the P3s came in a timely manner and WOW are they well built with incredibly clear optics. I have started really encouraging friends and family looking for new sunglasses to check out Randolph, I feel as if they are better than any other major sunglasses brand out there including a few that are more expensive/designer. I love that they are American made, but, again, the real satisfaction in these products come with how robust the frames and hinges are, and how high quality the glass is. The rose gold color on the P3 rounds out my collection of sunglasses in both style and color and is very stylish. Absolutely recommend these glasses, and all Randolph products I’ve encountered, especially for the price.

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23K Gold, Matte Chrome, Gunmetal, 22K Rose Gold, Bright Chrome, 23K White Gold


SkyForce™ AGX, SkyForce Air™ Northern Lights, SkyForce Air™ Harvest, SkyTec™ American Gray, SkyTec-P™ American Gray, SkyTec™ Blue Hydro, SkyTec-P™ AGX



Lens Features:

Non-polarized, Polarized

Weight: 0.5 lbs
Dimensions: 6.75 x 3 x 2 in
California Prop 65 WARNING:

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including nickel, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Bisphenol-A, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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