Porsche Design interchangeable lenses P’8478 sunglasses for Summer

29 Mar


Press Release

March 29th, 2012

Summer, Sun, Switching Shades

Your Passion. Your Image.

Porsche Design P'8478 Raspberry and Steel Blue

Porsche Design P'8478 Raspberry and Steel Blue

New, exclusive colors for Porsche Design P’8478

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Stuttgart. For summer, Porsche Design is presenting interchangeable lenses in new color variants for the legendary P’8478 sunglasses. As of now, as well as the six classic shades of brown, light blue silver mirrored, grey gradient silver mirrored, green, dark orange silver mirrored and olive silver mirrored three more exclusive colorways – sulfur (yellow), steel blue (blue) and raspberry (red) – are available.

Porsche Design P'8478 Sulfur

Porsche Design P'8478 Sulfur

A sought-after style icon, P’8478 sunglasses were Porsche Design’s first ever eyewear and today they are still one of the most successful models.

The design of this classic item has remained unchanged since 1978, the only difference being the use of ultra-light titanium to bring the P’8478 up to the technical state-of-the-art of the 21st century.

Porsche Design P'8478 Steel Blue

Porsche Design P'8478 Steel Blue

The revolutionary feature of these sunglasses was – and is – their innovative interchangeable lens mechanism which enables them to be adapted to various sight requirements and light conditions.

Thus the trendy aviator sunglasses not only stand for a sense of style; their appeal lies in their intelligent functionality.

Available in four sizes (S, M, L und XL), the P’8478 has become the ultimate classic, enhancing every shape of face.

In 1978 the sunglasses with the innovative interchangeable lens mechanism were not only the first glasses to be made by Porsche Design, but were also the luxury brand’s first contribution to the fashion world.

With the new color variants for interchangeable lenses in:

sulfur (yellow)

P'8478 Interchangeable Lens Sulfur

P'8478 Interchangeable Lens Sulfur

steel blue (blue)

P'8478 Interchangeable Lens Steel Blue

P'8478 Interchangeable Lens Steel Blue

and raspberry (red)

P'8478 Interchangeable Lens Raspberry

P'8478 Interchangeable Lens Raspberry

Porsche Design again establishes a trend matching the height of contemporary fashion. The enlarged range of lenses is obtainable in four sizes, corresponding to the four available frame sizes (S, M, L and XL).

As of now, the new summer shades for the Porsche Design P’8478 sunglasses are

available exclusively from Porsche Design stores throughout the world, and from the

online shop at

Porsche Design is a luxury brand with a special focus on technically-inspired products. The brand Porsche Design was founded in 1972 by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. The products are the embodiment of functionality, timelessness and purist design. They impress by the technical innovations they incorporate.

The product portfolio includes watches, sunglasses, luggage, a sport and fashion collection, electronic products, and a line of fragrances for men. All products of the brand are designed at the Porsche Design Studio in Zell am See, Austria, and are sold worldwide in the company’s own stores, in franchise stores, shop-in-shops, high-end department stores and exclusive specialist retailers.

SOURCE: Porsche Design Press Portal


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3 responses to “Porsche Design interchangeable lenses P’8478 sunglasses for Summer

  1. abauerporsche

    March 30, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Reblogged this on The Porsche Independent Repair.


  2. Lydia Paterson

    April 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I had a pair of these glasses in the mid 80’s and was telling freind how much I loved them. He happened to have pair he didn’t wear anymore and graced me with them as a gift. I am so excited to have a pait these classics back to enjoy. I had two lenses I ordered with mine, the light blue and the lighter green. I see, the blue is still available , but I haven’t seen the green I had. Is that color still available?

    Additionally, what is the cost per pair of each set?This is large pair.f Thanks so much for your attention in this matter. I look forwrd to hearing back from you.

    Kindest regards,
    Lydia Paterson


  3. Ronald waters

    May 6, 2015 at 5:52 am

    Looking for a set of replacement lenes for porsch model 8478 B 66



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