This model of glasses-type “acetate” is inspired by the
mythological tale of Argus and Io, which deals with the
theme of the “power of the gaze “alert. Argus Panoptes
(the all-seeing), son of Aristore, was in fact a giant with
a hundred eyes, placed to guard the beautiful daughter
of the river god Inachus and transformed by Zeus in a
white heifer because of a spell. It was said, that Zeus
had an affair with Io hiding her in a golden cloud so
unleashing the wrath of his wife, who to avoid a repeat
of the crime asked him for the noble Heifer as a gift.
Observing frontally the eyewear it stands out in the first
end pieces, tracing the shape of two pairs of eyes with
four diamonds set inside. According to the myth, in
fact, the giant rested closing in turn only two eyes at a
time, so that nothing could escape his attention. Trims
embellished with diamonds, set with the technique of
micro-pave have a soft and sensuous morphology that
echoes the symbolism of the eye.
The iris is composed of an oval cut stone that is alternated
using sapphires, rubies, emeralds and diamonds in
the variations. Many were in fact the colors of the
incredible eyes of Argus, which were transformed by
the compassion of Era into gems and placed on the tail
of the peacock (animal sacred to her that maintains the
memory of Argus connected to immortality). Valuable is
the working design of the eyewear gallery that brings
elegance and lightness and represents on the two sides
the M brand and the dolphin (symbol of regeneration).
ARGO: 4 Different Versions
18 Kt. Gold: 48 gr. (White, Yellow or Rose)
Brilliant cut diamonds: 3,70 ct.
1) Oval cut Diamonds: 1,50 ct.
2) Oval cut Sapphires: 2,00 ct.
3) Oval cut Emeralds: 1,40 ct.
4) Oval cut Rubies: 2,30 ct.
Lenses: Divel or Zeiss (Certified)
Limited Edition: 30 pieces
(* Colors, acetates and lenses may vary without notice. The weight of Precious Gemstones and gold are indicative and may vary).