The Broad Appeal of Persol
Persol was originally an eyewear brand made for pilots and sports drivers. Today, Persol creates eyewear that occupies a stylish position at the crossroads of quality and comfort. Built on a long tradition of research, Persol glasses are still handcrafted with attention to detail, devotion to technological perfection and adherence to the values that the company was founded on in 1917.
The company’s name derives from the Italian "per il sole" meaning "for the sun." What gives Persol a special touch of style is their trademark symbol, the Supreme Arrow. It has evolved numerous times since its creation in 1930 but is always found on the hinge of the frame.
Celebrities are often seen wearing Persol, both in their personal lives and on the movie screen. Models 2244-S and 2720-S were worn in the James Bond film Casino Royale and model 2720-S made an appearance in Mamma Mia!
Never Sacrifice Style for Safety
The careful choice of materials and precise manufacturing exemplify Persol’s commitment to quality. Their natural crystal lenses are constructed to offer excellent protection against the sun by absorbing radiation that can damage the eye. They also offer polarized lenses that block the light reflected from water, roads and surfaces, giving you a safer and clearer view.
All Persol glasses undergo various tests to certify their durability and safety. For example, lenses must pass the "Drop Ball Test," which involves dropping a steel ball weighing 16.1 grams onto the lens from a height of 1.27 meters. Persol has also tested their lenses in extreme environmental conditions by taking part in various expeditions to places like the Paris-Dakar Desert and the Himalayas.
Ready to Wear
Great care is taken to allow the weight of the glasses to be distributed equally across all points of contact. Persol glasses employ the Meflecto system, the world’s first flexible stem design that they originally patented in the 1930s. The highly studied system creates ultimate comfort by eliminating pressure on the head from the legs of the glasses. The system also allows the frames to adapt to the anatomy of any face.
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