Cat. 2 (average sunlight),
Cat. 2 (average sunlight)
Persol 0649 Black Grey Gradient
Model Persol 0649, worn by many famous personalities, a perfect icon of style and success. The Persol 0649 is the most well known model and most representative of the exclusive Persol style, so much so that is identified simply as "the Persol".
- Model : Unisex
- Two years warranty / Persol
- Payment in 2x free of charge from 199€
A style icon, the Persol PO0649 is unique because it features Victorflex with other classic Persol design qualities. Victorflex is a system that gives the bridge maximum flexibility while standing out as an original and iconic design.
Created in the’30s as a derivative of Meflecto, Victorflex is a unique flexible bridge, made by inserting two steel strips into the acetate and cutting three vertical slits on the bridge. Five intricate manual steps are needed for this process. Interestingly, Victorflex is shown to it’s full potential, giving a glimpse of the steel through the acetate, on the patented dappled color Persol frames.
Model Persol PO0649, worn by many famous personalities and still today considered the symbol of Persol design, was originally created to meet the needs of tram drivers in Turin who, while driving the old open trams, required wide glasses to protect their eyes against the wind and dust. The Persol PO0649, created in 1957, became instant legend when Marcello Mastroianni wore them in the film "Divorce Italian style".
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- Gender : Unisex
- Age : Adult
- Made : Acetate
- Shape : Aviator
- Size : Medium Small
- Type : Fullrim
- Base : 6
- Bridge : Key Hole
- Rx : Rx compatible
- Arms Options : Meflecto
- Hinges : Spring Hinges
- Bridge Width : 20
- Color : Black
- Selections : Persol 649 Series
- Model : Persol 0649 Small
- UV index : Cat. 2 (average sunlight)
- Lens Type : Mineral
- Lens Color : Grey Gradient
- Product Type : Sunglasses
- Warranty : Two years warranty / Persol
- Certification : UV 400
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- Country/Region of Manufacture : Italy
Brand : Persol
Persol has reached awareness - the awareness that in all its years of activity it has never followed fashion, it has created it. The awareness of having become a special brand, with sound qualities and characteristics that no other brand has ever succeeded in gaining. Yet it is also proud of being a brand that, although never loudly publicising its style, has made a name for itself with its charm and its subtle, sober yet very fashionable designs. Persol is a brand that has gone beyond trends and classic styles to make history. This collection, then, expresses the unique Persol look through the features that best characterise the brand - top quality, technology, style and charm. Models that follow a natural evolution, an image that continues to attract new enthusiasts eager to become part of the Persol world. The Persol awareness is also that of not having to follow anyone, of not being intimidated by trends, because the Persol look is already a legend and a style in itself. PERSOL, a name aptly derived from the Italian 'per il sole', meaning 'for the sun', is a brand with a rich heritage of manufacturing excellence, attention to detail and a perfect marriage of technology and design. Persol glasses owe their prestige to a number of patented features. First and foremost the MEFLECTO system, consisting of tiny cylinders (two to four) inserted by a craftsman like process into the temple arms to render them flexible, thereby assuring maximum comfort and snugness of fit. Then there is a SUPREME ARROW, which is both a functional component and the company's unmistakable signature logo. And last but not least the LENSES, always made from glass of the finest quality. To this day, Persol relies upon exclusive production processes that carry forward a long tradition of excellence, coupled with an authentically Italian vocation for stylistic and technological design innovation. Persol was created by Giuseppe Ratti in 1917 in order to satisfy the needs of pilots and sports drivers who required comfort, protection, and optimum vision. The protector glasses were the start of Persol. Persol comes from the phrase "per il sole" which means from the sun, highlighting the function of sunglasses. Persol has always been the brand of choice for athletes. However, in the 1990s, Persol expanded its brand and became a household designer name for sunglasses. Persol is made in Italy and can be found in its own boutiques or in luxury department stores.