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Achtung Baby

Über deluxe fly shades

Achtung baby

This is the model we produced for U2 in 2011, in one-piece with ‘THE FLY’ logo (Bono’s trademark) on the left arm. The Viking 1973 sunglass in black colour has become popular since, and has received names such as ‘THE FLY’ sunglasses, “ÜBER” fly shades or ‘ACHTUNG BABY’ fly sunglasses. Visit for more details. As a quick historic mention, Bono already wore our Viking 1973 style back in 1992, while on tour.


For Collectors

These were made for collectors only and included in the über deluxe box set, for the 20th anniversary of U2's Achtung Baby.



The Über fly shades were produced in one-piece, in very dark black colour and not for daily use.


Über shades?

Über is a German language word meaning ``over`` or ``above``. U2's organization used it for renaming our Viking 1973 model.


Viking 1973

Our Viking 1973 fly shades style is the exact same model as the Über, just that Vikings are for daily use.


Achtung Baby

In 2011, when U2 filmed their documentary ``From the sky down``, Bono requested us two pairs of the Viking 1973 model, for himself.


Limited Edition

As it was a celebration, limited quantities for the Über version of our Viking 1973 fly sunglass were made only for U2. Not for sale.