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.
Created 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.
Sun & Optical
While maintaining the unmistakable shape of the original, the 649 Evolution creates a new style of sunglasses and optical glasses as well, introducing a new chapter in the brand’s history.
Always loyal to the innovative architecture of original design, the master of impeccable style shapes a revolutionary new profile - a New Generation of Persol icons.
Exploring the singular design of authentic icons, fine metal shapes and stylised Persol trademarks find their contemporary identity in the New Generation: less is definitely more.
Reimagining an original icon from a contemporary perspective - Persol design strikes the perfect balance between timeless craft and innovative style.