In the movie Casino Royale, James Bond wears two pairs of Persol sunglasses. At the start of the plot, Bond wears a Persol metal frame: Persol 2244. In the second part of the story after experiencing a number of adventures, James changes to Persol style 2720 (turtle frame and green lenses, color code 24/31).
The link between Persol and James Bond is celebrated by a Limited Edition of Persol 2720, personalized by the "Casino Royale Limited Edition" signature on the temple, held in a special case featuring James Bond 007 logo, all contained in a precious black box featuring the Casino Royale theme and logo. This version was available in 200 pieces only and exclusively sold at SunglassHut.com (US market) and at Persol store in Los Angeles (CA - USA).
The same Special case, featuring the James Bond 007 logo, is also available worldwide in optical shops and department stores for Persol 2720.
Style Persol 2720 is characterized by a sophisticated design that reinterpreting the heritage of Persol. The model incorporates all the comfort and detail elements that distinguish the brand, including the two Meflecto metal cylinders on the arms and the steel SUPREME arrow on the hinges. The lenses are available in non-polarised or polarised and photochromatic glass. A wide range of color options provides a choice of elegant and classic hues alongside novelty acetate palettes such as 24/31, a warm turtle with green lenses. This style is also available in total black, with Meflecto and cylinders in metal.
The glasses are still available at the stores below, or check eBay listings at the bottom of this page. They come with or without Polarized glasses, this can make quite a difference in price. In addition, there are two sizes of this pair available, so be sure to order the correct size, or visit your local glasses centre and ask them to adjust the width of the temples to get that perfect fit.
Persol, a name aptly derived from the Italian 'per il sole', meaning 'for the sun', is a brand with a rich heritage of manufacturing excellence, attention to detail and a perfect marriage of technology and design. Persol glasses owe their prestige to a number of patented features. First and foremost the MEFLECTO system, consisting of tiny cylinders (two to four) inserted by a craftsman like process into the temple arms to render them flexible, thereby assuring maximum comfort and snugness of fit. Then there is a SUPREME ARROW, which is both a functional component and the company's unmistakable signature logo. And last but not least the LENSES, always made from glass of the finest quality. To this day, Persol relies upon exclusive production processes that carry forward a long tradition of excellence, coupled with an authentically Italian vocation for stylistic and technological design innovation.