Porsche Design Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Limited Edition Sunglass
By Jamie Wilson
Monday, May 14, 2018 1:00 AM
LUDWIGSBURG, Germany—For the company’s 40th anniversary, Porsche Design has recreated its iconic P’8478 style in a special “40Y’ edition. The well-known sunglass style features a matte-black titanium frame with golden highlights on the emblematic bridge and around the lenses of the sunglasses. The new anniversary style comes in a specially created travel box, with four additional interchangeable lenses and a high quality case.
The P’8478 sunglasses, with replaceable lenses, stands for style and elegant design, coupled with functionality. With its unmistakable lens shape, characteristic nose bridge, and iconic lens changing mechanism, the P’8478 is one of the few sunglasses unchanged for 40 years, the company said.
The limited edition is complemented with four pairs of interchangeable lenses in blue gradient, brown, olive/silver mirrored, and mercury/silver mirrored. The new model is available in two sizes, with each size limited to only 1,978 pairs worldwide.
The updated version of the P’8478 was adapted to the technical level of the 21st century using ultralight titanium and was designed in close cooperation between the Studio F. A. Porsche in Zell am See/Austria and Rodenstock, and embodies the DNA of the brand.