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A Masterpiece of Italian Craftsmanship: Persol’s 714 Icon Sunglasses

  • January 15, 2021

Persol boasts a rich history and heritage that spans over a century. During all this time, the company has created an impressive number of ground-breaking frames destined to become bestsellers. To pay homage to its iconic 649 frame that was first introduced in the 1960s, Persol offers a dazzling collection of 714 sunglasses that feature the same timeless pilot shape and keyhole bridge as its predecessors. The glasses come with a unique flexible stem system, the Meflecto, designed and patented by Persol in the 30s. It still represents a technologically advanced solution, ensuring a perfect fit to any face shape, which makes the 714 your everyday comfort companion. They also feature a folding closure system for easy storage.

Each frame is crafted by hand in Italy from premium quality acetate with utilizing the most precious optical materials to become a natural work of art. From standard to polarized, the selection of crystal sun lenses represent quality and sophistication, guaranteeing perfect visual clarity and protection. The manufacturing process requires ten additional production steps compared to standard models. The 714 sunglasses are available in 9 color options, from classic Black and Havana to eye-catching Brown Tortoise-transparent Grey and Bordeaux.  

In addition to Original 714 glasses, Persol offers the Limited Edition 714 Steve McQueen sunnies, available in 4 color combinations, including a special frame with 24K gold plated lenses. These spectacles owe their fame to Steve McQueen, who wore them in the film “The Thomas Crown Affair.” Refined and meaningful, this model perfectly reflects the rebellious character of the legendary actor. In comparison to Persol’s 714 icon sunglasses, it features the details of the original model worn by Steve McQueen. This is where legend and history intertwist; where past and present meet to create something really special and outstanding.