Friday, December 23, 2011
World's Oldest Frame Manufacturer Launches New Line
C.W. Dixey & Son of London, the world’s oldest independent eyewear company, has a rich heritage of iconic clients. They include legendary explorers, artists and writers, such as James Bond creator Ian Fleming, as well as emperors, royalty and leaders. The Chartwell Collection pays homage to the legendary spectacles C.W. Dixey & Son designed for Britain's legendary former prime minister Winston Churchill. Featuring eight black or tortoise shell optical frames, the collection has design elements conserved throughout. The frames are not branded with the Dixey name but have a simple two white spot motif on the temple tips as Churchill requested in 1944.