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Persol Ratti 003 Tortoise Shell Sunglasses

1 Rare Persol Ratti 003 sunglasses c late 1980's 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 double brass bands on each ear stem that perfectly comlement the tortoise shell frame. These Persol 003 sunglasses 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 003 sunglasses have the high end Meflecto System (flexible temples) and arae marked on the inside of the ear stem Persol Meflecto Ratti and impressed 003 on one of the ear pads. These Persol Ratti 003 sunglasses measure approximately 5.25" temple to temple, and the lenses measure approximately 2.0" x 1.75" at the widest point with both subtly marked with the Persol trademark in the glass, part of a Los Angeles, CA estate collection of fine vintage eyewear.

Item VDS067-1 / Price: SOLD

2 Step up another level beyond our already unequaled vintage condition standards with new old stock Persol Meflecto Ratti 003 sunglasses with side shields in mint, unworn condition.

Item VDS067-2 / Price: $425.00

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