Don C.W. Dixey & Son spectacles from Optiko
Boasting a long-running history of discerning and sophisticated clientele that includes Napolean Bonaparte, Winston Churchill and James Bond creator Ian Fleming, C.W. Dixey & Son has been crafting distinguished spectacles since 1777.
Based in London, C.W. Dixey & Son began on New Bond Street, where William Fraser established his optical and mathematical instrument company. Taking pride in customer satisfaction, William would keep a cow on site to refresh thirsty customers, setting the bar high for the centuries to come.
Using fine materials in limited production runs, C.W. Dixey & Son designs the glasses in Great Britain before artisan craftsmen in France make the frames by hand. With a reputation for innovation and excellence, the company has taken the gems of the archives and modernised them for today’s stately tailored wearer.
The Chartwell 01 style is a replica of Sir Winston’s circular frames – the two white spots on the temple tips added after a personal request by Winston in 1944. These timeless spectacles, riddled with humourous historical anecdotes, are exclusively available in Australia at Optiko.
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