Limited edition sunglasses from Porsche Design
This summer, Porsche Design is releasing a limited edition of its iconic sunglasses to celebrate 40 years of precision engineering.
The P’8478 was the world’s first pair of sunglasses with replaceable lenses and has now been re-modeled as the ‘Heritage 40Y Edition’.
The aviator sunglasses are based on the original design but have been modernised using quality materials and improvements in manufacturing. They retain all the style and craftsmanship of the original, coupled with perfect design and clean linear shape. Each pair is laser marked ‘40Y Edition’ and has the 40Y emblem on the bridge.
The P’8478 sunglasses are made of sand blasted titanium in matt silver-grey combined with brown, silver mirrored, progressive tint lenses. Four decades on, the sunglasses are still recognised as one of the world’s most sought-after luxury brands, worn by celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, David Beckham and Brad Pitt.
Porsche Design has created 10,000 pairs of the 40Y Edition in four sizes (small, medium, large, extra-large), which retail at £320.