Persol 003 Sunglasses
Vintage Persol 003 sunglasses c late 1980s sunglasses with glass side shields and a super tortoise shell frame are an icon of 20th century sunglasses design. The styling features a double nose bridge, Persol brown mineral glass lenses, desirable and hard to find side flaps that give added eye protection, and a brass strip that extends across the front of the frame and is impressed Persol. These Persol 003 sunglasses were made in the Ratti manufacturing center which represents Persol's highest quality production. Formed in 1917 by Giuseppe Ratti, Persol originally catered to pilots and sport drivers and is famous worldwide for its stylish and durable sports sunglasses. Both Daniel Craig and Pierce Bronson wore Persol sunglasses in the James Bond films Casino Royale and Die Another Day respectively, and Don Johnson wore Persol sunglasses on Miami Vice while Bill Murray can be seen wearing them in Lost in Translation. These Persol Ratti 003 sunglasses have the high end Meflecto System in which metal pins are inserted into the ear stems to provide unparalleled flexibility and comfort. On some production the inside of one ear stem is marked Persol Meflecto Ratti and impressed 003 on one of the ear pads, and on other production one ear stem is marked Persol 003 and the other stem is marked 122 28 Ratti Made in Italy. The unisex Persol 003 frame measures approximately 5.25" temple to temple, and the lenses measure approximately 2.0" x 1.75" at the widest points with both laser etched with the round Persol trademark, part of a fine Los Angeles, CA estate collection of fine vintage eyewear.

Item VS067 / Price: SOLD

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