C.W. Dixey & Son has released a new collection of elegantly crafted eyewear that pays homage to Sir Winston Churchill. Established in 1777, the London-based company has been the maker of spectacles to emperors, royalty, artists and political leaders and Churchill was among its loyal customers. Key design elements of Churchill's spectacles include a double white spot motif on each temple tip, as Churchill requested back in September 1944. The new eyewear features light and dark tortoiseshell, drawing inspiration from the iconic styles worn by the late British prime minister for more than five decades. Supporting the collection, opticians are supplied with two crested leather reference books that illustrate the collection's style: “The Art of Being Winston Churchill” by Barry Singer; and Neil Handley's “Cult Eyewear” about the work of the London company. All models, including half-eyes and keyhole nose models, are priced at £132 (€156-$216).

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