The Nelson continues to be a Monokel bestseller, year after year. Maybe it’s the soft rectangular lenses. Or maybe it’s the powerful versatility. Designed to complement a wide range of face shapes, the easy-to-wear style is handcrafted with unwavering dedication to premium craftsmanship.
The Crystal colourway offers a transparent style for optimal versatility, allowing the lenses and shape to take centre stage. The crystal clear surface is achieved by tumbling the components of the frames in barrels filled with small pieces of wood coated with oil, paste, and other natural materials, and then hand-buffed by us and our team of technicians.
Aviator pilots of the 1930s are often credited with making green lenses popular, choosing to wear them due to their ability to work in both sunny and low-light environments while reducing glare and brightening shadows. All our lenses feature anti-scratch and anti-reflective treatment with 100% UVA/UVB protection. Made by renowned German lens- and optics manufacturer Carl Zeiss.