Founded in 1892 at Morez in Jura by Jean-Louis Crestin-Billet, Cebe claims to be the oldest sports eyewear brand in the world. They have a tradition of producing stylish and technically advanced high quality optical frames, sport performance sunglasses, ski goggles and helmets. The premium quality, highly durable frames are all designed for performance and comfort.
Cebe's first claim to fame was when Baron Benz, the founder of Mercedes-Benz cars asked Cebe to produce some goggles for him and his dog to wear when out in his sports car. This was before windscreens were invented and eventually led to first Cebe sport goggles. Since then, the earliest aeroplane pilots, and then the world's leading explorers, mountaineers and skiers have all selected Cebe for their lens quality, resilience and comfort.
Amongst the first rock and ice climbers to gain world renown, Walter Cecchinel, worked with Cebe's research department to design their top quality mountain sunglasses - the Cecchinel range. More recently, Edburne Pasaban, world champion climber and the first woman to climb all of the world’s peaks of over 8,000m has helped Cebe perfect sunglasses for such extreme environments. Also since the fifties, Cebe has won numerous medals with skiers such as Ingemar Stenmark.
Today, Cebe are commitment to providing sunglasses for most outdoor and leisure activities and has now expanded to include summer sports such as Beach Volley, In-line Skating or Triathlon. The company's products are distributed in over sixty countries.