Originally 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, and has remained unchanged since 1957. Until now.
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Persol introduces the iconic 649 for optical desires. The original shape is reinterpreted into a light and
comfortable frame. A contemporary design loyal to its inspiring heritage: ready to take its place as a new icon in the optical world of Persol.
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Still inherent to the staples of Italian craftsmanship, technical prowess and attention to quality, the
9649S honors its vintage heritage in a contemporary way.
The secret of this new Persol icon is the legendary unchanged shape, now evolved into thinner and
Original, Optical & Sun
Writing a new chapter in the Persol legacy, the legendary 649 dares to evolve. Handmade in Italy since 1957, 649 has become an icon of eyewear thanks to its distinctive design. Today, the future meets the legend. While retaining its distinctive shape, it discloses thinner and lighter profiles. Daring, unexpected, yet distinctly 649. The new 9649 is a full range, coming in both a Sun and first-ever Optical versions.