The Persol 649. Iconic since 1957.
A highlight from a golden year. And an enduring legend.
Originally designed in 1957 for Turin tram-drivers, 649 soon rose from its functional beginnings. Then became a legend when Marcello Mastroianni wore it in the classic Divorce, Italian Style
From automobiles to eyewear, the year 1957 saw the release of some of the best-known designs to ever come out of Italy.
Italy's tradition of craftsmanship lies behind creations like the Lancia Flaminia and the Fiat 500, which over the decades have become legendary.
Persol's contribution was the 649.