Kering Eyewear contributed revenues of €259.4 million to the turnover of the Kering group in the first half of this year, 20.7 percent more than in the same period a year ago. The rise was due to higher sales of Gucci eyewear and the takeover of the Montblanc and Balenciaga licenses, plus an agreement with Cartier for its eyewear line. Excluding intra-group sales and royalties, Kering Eyewear's sales amounted to €320.8 million.