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The Luxxoptica "Asahi" 15x80 model binoculars are an exquisite reproduction of a historical masterpiece, blending artisanal skill with a commitment to preserving military history. These binoculars, a faithful representation of the original models used by the Japanese Navy during World War II, demonstrate Luxxoptica's unparalleled attention to detail and dedication to historical accuracy.


Each pair of the Asahi binoculars undergoes a meticulous production process. Skilled craftsmen work tirelessly, improving every surface with precision. The solid cast aluminum body is polished to a brilliant finish before being plated in nickel, ensuring not only aesthetic elegance but also durability against time and elements. Luxxoptica’s commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect, as they produce all optics beyond original specifications.


Originally designed and produced almost 90 years ago by Nippon Kogaku KK, known as "Nikko," these binoculars were a crucial part of the Japanese Imperial Navy's arsenal. During World War II, up to 13 units were mounted on naval vessels, vigilantly used by sailors to detect and defend against incoming Allied aircraft.


The "Big Eye" binocular design of the Asahi is recognized as one of the finest optical instruments ever produced. Luxxoptica’s reproduction of this model not only honors its historical significance but also transforms it into a piece of "Functional Art." Every effort is made to ensure these binoculars become a treasured family heirloom, enduring through generations.


Key features of the Asahi binoculars include:


  • Design from circa 1942, capturing the spirit and functionality of the World War II era.
  • A substantial field of view of approximately 315 feet at 1000 yards, with a 4-degree angle.
  • 15x magnification power paired with 80mm objective lenses for clear, long-range viewing.
  • Porro Prism design, offering a wider field of view and enhanced depth perception.
  • Fully adjustable eyepieces to accommodate individual viewing preferences.
  • A 360-degree azimuth view, allowing for a comprehensive observational range.
  • An adjustable height feature, making it versatile for various viewing scenarios.
  • Dimensions include a head length of 17.5 inches, width of 10 inches, and depth of 5 inches.
  • A total weight of 44 pounds, indicative of its robust construction and quality materials.


The Asahi 15x80 binoculars are not just an optical instrument but a conversation piece, an artifact that encapsulates a significant era in naval history. It's a masterpiece that enriches any space, be it a home or a business, with its presence and historical value.

"Asahi" - 15x80mm Bigeye Binoculars

SKU: 15x80-0deg
  • Design circa 1942 - 15 x 80

    •Field of view ~315 ft @ 1000 yards – 4° degree

    •Magnification 15x

    •80mm objective lenses

    •Design Type – Porro Prism

    •Fully adjustable eyepieces

    •360 degree azimuth view

    •Adjustable height

    •Head length 17.5”

    •Head width 10”

    •Head depth 5”

    •Total Weight 44 lbs.

    •All pieces come with Tripod, Teak Presentation Case, and protective floor discs

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