Steve McQueen™ Special Edition is the result of a patient and painstaking craftsmanship. Compared to Persol 714 icon sunglasses, it features the details of the original model worn by the actor.
His personality, the rebellious spirit, the inborn charisma, his living life to the limit, his passion for speed are all aspects that have made Steve McQueen™ a legend. It was 1968 when his non-conventional, casual and elegant character arrived on set of the film The Thomas Crown Affair. And he was wearing a pair of Persol 714 sunglasses.
This is where history and legend intertwine.
The American actor had been a Persol fan for some time, and had a vast personal collection. In 2006, a pair from his collection was sold at an auction for about USD 70,000.
This folding 714 model, and in particular the version with the light havana frame and crystal blue lenses, Steve McQueen™ discovered an accessory that went on to accompany him on set but also in his private life, renowned for his love for bikes and racing cars.
Confident and refined, the model reflects the rebellious character of the actor, someone who loved to take risks and boasted an inimitable style. Persol celebrates this elective affinity with a Special Edition: the Persol 714 SM pays tribute to the timeless hero, Steve McQueen™.