Persol Celebrates Its 100th Year With 18k Gold Sunglasses

There are very few eyewear companies that have the extensive history that Persol has. The Italian company began its story in 1917 in Turin, Italy, where optical entrepreneur Giussepe Ratti crafted performance eyewear for aviators and later evolved into a leading eyewear label creating fashion essentials for some of the most famous faces in the world. Created to celebrate the Italian firm’s centennial, these Persol 100th Anniversary Pilot Sunglasses are an exclusive take on one of the company’s most beloved designs.

Persol celebrates a century of success and projects the legend into the future with 2 novelties in the iconic Persol 649 family: the new Persol 9649SG Limited Edition and two new Havana colors of the Persol 6649.

The Persol 9649SG Limited Edition features the iconic arrow for the first time made of 18-carat gold and Persol centennial date and the Limited Edition certification engraved in gold on the inside of the temples. It is a true masterpiece of Italian craftsmanship with only 200 numbered pieces.

The sunglasses are available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue for $2770.