From the first Original frame to its Evolution, the 649 has become the unmistakable brand icon over time as well as the highest expression of craftsmanship and innovation.
Built in 1957 for tram drivers in Turin who needed large glasses to protect their eyes against the air and dust, the 649 Original combines the best of design and technology.
A frame that became a legend when Marcello Mastroianni wore it in the classic Divorce, Italian Style.
The same iconic shape with thinner profiles, lighter frames and new constructions: the 649 Series introduces a new generation of Persol icons.
The reinvention of the 649. Thin metal profiles in dedicated tones and unique acetate temple tips embody the identity of this unique frame.
Inspired by iconic models of the past, the unique details of this frame make it a masterpiece of craftsmanship.
While maintaining the unmistakable shape of the original, the 649 Evolution creates a new style of sunglasses introducing a new chapter in the brand’s history.