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Porsche Design 8478 R VisionDrive Black Frame - Green Polar XTR + Silver Lenses

$331.00 USD
$474.00 USD
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Model Name: VisionDrive Polarised
Model Number: P8478
Frame Colour: Black and Red
Colour Code: R
Frame Type: Full Rim
Frame Shape: Aviator
Material: Metal
Lens Colour: This frame ships with 2 sets of lenses: Green VisionDrive Polarised XTR and Mercury Mirror
Polarised: Yes
Lens Width: 69mm
Lens Height: 62mm
Bridge Size: 10mm
Temple Length: 135mm
Our SKU: 99116

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Porsche Design 8478 sunglasses are the first sunglasses in the world with an interchangeable lens mechanism. Each pair of 8478s are carefully crafted using lightweight titanium paired with scratch and impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses offering 100% UV Protection. The 8478 Porsche frames one of the most innovative and recognisable aviator designs on the market.

The VisionDrive sunglass is super lightweight and comfortable offering unrivalled performance that is synonymous with Porsche. Innovative Vision Drive Polarized XTR lens technology provides the wearer with:

  • Clearer vision - especially in bright conditions

  • Increased contrast with minimal colour distortion

  • Reduced glare and reflection, in turn leading to reduced eyestrain

Porsche Designs groundbreaking technology equips you with self-tinting lenses which adapt automatically to your surroundings. This XTR lens technology is activated by UV radiation and is based on a chemical reaction of molecules activated by changing light. These sunglasses lenses have a basic tint of 50% and can reach a level of darkening of up to 85%.

This frame is a re-release by Porsche Design of the original 'Exclusive' and is known as part of their 'Heritage' collection. Constructed in Japan from lightweight titanium each pair of Porsche Design eyewear boasts teardrop-shaped lenses which can be quickly and easily exchanged using the flip lock at the bridge of the nose to adapt to different light conditions. The 8478 R sunglasses come with two sets of lenses; Green VisionDrive Polarised Lenses (v417) and Mercury Mirrored Lenses (v776), perfect for any occasion. However, if you wish to add to your collection of Porsche 8478 lenses, you can view our extensive range here: Porsche Design P8478 Lens Set. Each pair comes with a Porsche Design hard case, a soft pouch to hold extra lenses, and a Porsche Design cleaning cloth. 

The P'8478 are unisex and come in 4 different lens sizes: 60mm, 63mm, 66mm and 69mm. The two most popular lens sizes are 66mm and 69mm which will provide you with a more 'oversized' look - most recognisably these frames are worn by the Kardashian/Jenner family.

The two most popular lens sizes are 66mm and 69mm which will provide you with a more 'oversized' look - most recognisably these frames are worn by the Kardashian/Jenner family. Embrace the legacy of Porsche Design and elevate your style with the iconic 8478 M sunglasses.


About Porsche Design:

Porsche Design, founded in 1978 by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, extends its legacy of innovation and luxury to its eyewear collection. Embracing precision engineering and timeless elegance, each frame reflects a commitment to superior craftsmanship and minimalist design inspired by Porsche sports cars. Utilising high-grade metals like titanium and stainless steel, the collection balances durability with lightweight comfort. Clean, contemporary aesthetics and advanced materials, including polyamide, enhance both style and functionality. With a focus on perfect fit and visual clarity, the collection offers frames to suit every taste, from classic aviators to modern designs. Porsche Design's dedication to innovation and sophistication drives continual exploration of new materials and technologies, ensuring the collection remains at the forefront of luxury eyewear. Inviting wearers into a realm of understated elegance and precision engineering, Porsche Design's eyewear collection epitomises excellence and refinement, adorning wearers with frames that exude confidence and sophistication.




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