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. Made by hand with the highest quality materials- from the crystal lenses to the acetates and metals of the frames, the iconic arrow and the hidden technologies beneath the surface- Persols are more than just glasses, they are works of art.
Persol is committed to making the best possible product. Our commitment to excellence can be seen in the careful choice of materials and the complexity and precision of the manufacturing process and in Luxottica’s rigorous testing system which ensures the quality of every part of every pair of glasses we produce.
The entire manufacturing process still takes place in the historic Lauriano factory where many of the steps of production still involve handcrafting. This has allowed the company to marry technological solutions with a rich tradition of craftsmanship to create glasses of the highest quality. The average length of time needed to produce a Persol frame is almost double that of simple acetate frames because the process to make iconic Arrow and Meflecto system, both unique to Persol, cannot be automated and instead require manual workmanship.
In our plastic frames, natural materials such as acetate are used. Our acetate is derived from cotton flowers. This cotton is pulverized and treated to take the form of a perfectly malleable uniform mass. The end product maintains cotton’s natural properties – allergy free, warm to touch and pleasant on the skin for optimum comfort.
These are pulverized and treated to take the form of a perfectly malleable uniform mass. The end product maintains cotton’s natural properties – allergy free, warm to touch and pleasant on the skin.
Using natural materials also allow us to create color variations that can only be found in Persol products. Persol boasts countless patents and trademarks that are exclusive to our product line.
From the various types of Arrows and hinges to the Meflecto system, the different types of lenses to the Victor Flex bridge, Persol glasses are designed and manufactured to be unique. Each pair is its own masterpiece.