Persol | 649 Original | Havana Crystal Brown Polarized
- MODEL CODE:PO0649 24/57 54-20
- FRONT COLOR:HAVANA
- LENS COLOR:POLARIZED BROWN
- FRAME MATERIAL:ACETATE
649 Series' story
THE ICONOriginally designed in 1957 for Turin tram-drivers, 649 soon rose from its functional beginnings. Then became a legend when Marcello Mastroianni wore it in the classic Divorce, Italian Style.
Combining the best of design and technology, its unique shape has become the unmistakable brand icon over time.
Crystal lenses are a point of pride for Persol. Representing quality and excellence, most models use lenses made from the most precious optical material of natural origin guaranteeing protection and visual clarity.
In the early history of Persol, when the glasses were produced in small volumes, the company also offered more than four different sizes for each pair of glasses, bridges of various heights and widths and arms of various lengths – all in the name of making each pair of glasses essentially “made to measure” so they would be as comfortable as possible.
Patented at the end of the 1930s, the Meflecto is the world’s first flexible stem system designed for maximum comfort by eliminating pressure on the head from the arms of glasses.
Born out of a rich tradition of research and quality, a history of technological perfection and attention to fine detail, Persol glasses are in a class of their own.
Persol’s founder Giuseppe Ratti intuitively recognized the need to differentiate and make his products iconic and recognizable.