Curry & Paxton Thunderball sunglasses
Curry & Paxton "Sean" sunglasses are based on the original sunglasses worn by Sean Connery in Thunderball (1965).
Sean Connery only wears sunglasses in From Russia With Love (in Instanbul when he enters the Hagia Sofia) and in Thunderball. In that last movie, the glasses can be seen when Bond and Domino are at the beach in the Bahamas. Bond wears a Pink Gingham Check short sleeve shirt, pink Jantzen shorts and his Rolex Submariner on nato strap.
The sunglasses are a black Wayfarer model with two rivets on each side and front of the temples. There has been much debate among Bond fans as to the brand of these sunglasses. The Curry & Paxton Sean model is the result of painstaking research and investigation and the company claims to have recreated them from an original, vintage pair of sunglasses, identical to those worn by Connery as 007 in Thunderball.
The Sean is available exclusively at Mason & Sons ($152 / £125 / €138).
About Curry & Paxton
British optical specialists Curry & Paxton first made precision lenses and ophthalmic instruments during the Victorian age and fast became one of the most respected names in their field. Sir Michael Caine wore glasses by Curry & Paxton in the 1960s in The Italian Job and all of the Harry Palmer movies including The Ipcress File. The pair worn by Caine, and other pairs inspired by style icons James Dean, Cary Grant, John Lennon and Robert Redford are now available at Mason & Sons. Read more about the relaunch of Curry & Paxton here.