Directly inspired by the hexagonal screws in the Porsche engine block, each individual frame is constructed by hand
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Ultraviolet radiation is a natural component of sunlight – and an often underestimated danger to the eyes.
This is especially true when driving: UV rays can spoil driving pleasure, reduce driving safety and, most importantly, cause permanent eye damage. To provide the best possible protection, Porsche Design quality lenses from Rodenstock offer reliable UV protection that shields your eyes and gives you peace of mind whatever the situation.
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Rapid changes in light between shadows and bright sunlight can create challenging driving conditions. With Porsche Design lenses, you maintain clear vision in extreme lighting conditions, even with light coming from behind you. The innovative anti-reflective coating applied to the back of the lens reduces troublesome reflections. And the innovative glare protection minimizes these reflections, allowing you to drive without glare or irritation.
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Going for a drive in the middle of summer. There is no greater, more enjoyable feeling than driving your convertible under the full gaze of the summer sun. Despite the sun’s glare, you can maintain perfect vision: your Porsche Design sunglasses provide you with optimum vision and safely protect your eyes from sand, dust and debris.
For maximum scratch protection, each lens is finished – not just on the front side but also on the reverse – with a resistant duplex coating material. This makes your glasses even tougher. The benefit: you don’t have to handle your premium sunglasses with kid gloves.
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Blinding reflections while driving on a rain-soaked coastal highway, glaring reflections on the surface of the sea while sailing – with polarized lens technology from Porsche Design Eyewear, you can keep extreme lighting situations perfectly under control.
With polarizing polycarbonate and polyamide nylon lenses, you can experience higher contrast vision that protects your eyes and reduces glare. Enjoy additional driving safety and maximum visual comfort in outdoor situations with strong sun reflections off of flat surfaces.
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In an open sports car or on a bike ride – whenever we’re outside, we’re inspired by the full color spectrum of nature. Porsche Design sunglasses display brilliant true colors in every situation and prevent colors from being distorted by sunglass lenses. Even during extreme changes from light to shadow that frequently occur when driving.
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Our eyes perform hard work every day due to constantly changing light conditions such as twilight, shade or sunshine. The biggest challenges for both the eyes and sunglass lenses are rapidly changing light conditions.
The Porsche Design P'8478 aviator glasses were designed in 1978 and fall under the EXCLUSIVE GLASSES brand.
They represent one of the most recognized style of sunglasses of all time and are a symbol of exceptional design and prestige.
P'8479 sunglasses clearly express the characteristic values of Porsche Design – functional, timeless and purist design that is second to none. The glasses attracted a lot of attention when global stars started to wear them and became a real object of desire.
P'8486 sunglasses came onto the market in 1986 as folding aviator glasses with their iconic shield look. They remain one of Porsche Design's most successful classics.
The Porsche Design P'8801 is an exceptional and exclusive pair of reading glasses. Their frames are ergonomically designed and made of high-tech RXP plastic and stainless steel. The combination of these unique components gives them maximum stability and lightness.
Porsche Design sets new standards in form and function with its progressive, emotional design and innovative manufacturing processes – and in so doing has revealed the future of sunglasses. With the HAIRBAND, Porsche Design has once again underlined its design strategy. At the heart of this design is a folding mechanism that transforms the hairband into sunglasses in a fraction of a second.
The front of the P ́8591 SIDEWALL captures attention with a wraparound titanium band, flat surface and green lenses that stand out elegantly against the gold-tone frame. The highlight of this model are the side lenses, which represent both a design and a functional element: they provide extra protection from wind and lateral sunlight – making the Sidewall perfect for use on ski slopes.
The seamless and pure look of the P ́8604 ONE PIECE comes from its exclusive manufacturing process, where it is cut from a single block of aluminum. This clear design, underlined by the shield look, not only gives the P ́8604 ONE PIECE an exceptionally pure look, but also a very sporty image.
Almost 40 years to the day after Porsche Design introduced its legendary P'8478 exclusive glasses, it released its reinterpretation in 2016 – the P'8678. This model is similarly made of titanium and equipped with the revolutionary interchangeable lens mechanism.
A design classic reinterpreted. A high-quality titanium frame flows delicately around the specially manufactured lenses making them appear to float. As a result, the once traditional, voluminous acetate front appears light and dynamic.
The P'8663 LASER CUT with its 100% titanium frame stands out thanks to cut outs in the lateral areas of the middle section. This innovative processing technique gives the lens the appearance of floating in the surrounding titanium band. Limited to 911 pairs.
The P'8664 GLUED VISOR is produced using an innovative bonding technique from the automotive industry – known as the "formed-in-place technique" – in which adhesive is applied to the titanium frame with the utmost precision by a robot. This marked the first time this method had been used. Even before the market launch, these limited edition sunglasses, with just 911 pairs made, were honored with the 2019 German Design Award in the "Excellent Product Design" category.
An icon reborn: with its square lenses, the P'8928 Squared Aviator creates an even more masculine and distinctive look than the legendary P'8478, the first sunglasses with the interchangeable lens mechanism and an unmistakable classic for over 40 years.