Front row. Top of the class. Commander-in-Chief. The boss - no questions asked. The result of more than six years of grinding at the intersection of attitude without remorse and just plain born to be respected. In order to push our idea of elevating physics to an art form to new heights, we had to get down in the pits.

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The 6 year odyssey of Pit Boss

Design, develop, deliver? Not exactly. At one point Pit Boss was put on the shelf for more than a year. But good ideas are hard to keep in storage.

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    While brainstorming, anything goes. And while idea-surfing on open water, the concept became clear: take a very fluid sculpture - and dissect the ways to make it come to life.

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    Concept phase complete. The culmination of all the ideas taking its original shape. A design with the right proportions - doing exactly what we wanted it to do.

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    ‘Good enough’ is never enough. Back to the drawing board with simplification on the designer’s mind.

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    JIGSAW 2

    A time for tweaking. For finding something more. End result: lines between the parts to create more depth.

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    With the lens shape refusing to shape up, it was changed. This iteration continued to bend science, further opening the part lines.

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    Final. Actual. What you see today. Implementing a third element: the orbital screw. Simplified once more.

A Four Part Act

No two plates are the same. The components involved required a ton of developmental work. And the process of putting it all together necessitated advanced, manual hand work. Add it all up: it had never been done before.

O Matter + Titanium

The forged titanium plates get stamped seven times. Each stamp comes backed by more than 200 tons of pressure. They’re also annealed at 700 degrees Celsius. Then they get snapped onto the O Matter® stems.

Orbital Screw

The slightest bit of stress can make HDO go crazy. So the front orbital screw takes stress off the lenses to make sure you see clearly.


Machining the Mushroom: weld, buff, mill, buff. Rinse and repeat. Equipping with High Definition Optics® was no easy feat.

Technology-Packed Lenses

After six years of playing with this thing we didn’t leave anything out. Pit Boss is packed with High Definition Optics and a combination of all our lens technologies. That means you’re getting Polarized, Hydrophobic, Oleophobic and anti-reflective lenses. Also available with Oakley Authentic Prescription Lenses.

  • Oakley HDPolarized Lenses

    Oakley uses a liquid infusion process that creates bonding at the molecular level, allowing the filter to achieve the highest possible level of performance.

  • Oakley Hydrophobic Technology

    Oakley Hydrophobic technology creates an invisible barrier that easily sheds sweat, rain, sunscreen, skin oils, dirt and dust.

  • Oakley Authentic Prescription Technology

    We make corrective lenses by mapping light rays in a 3D grid to precisely match the optics to your prescription, maximizing your vision at every angle of view.

Oakley High Definition Optics®