Cleo Black/White Havana - Grey Gradient Lens

$152 $190

The Cleo presents a subtle sophistication that transcends seasonal trends for a truly timeless style. Like all Monokel frames, the Cleo is crafted by hand using environmentally-responsible materials and practices. 

  • Handcrafted from organic- and biodegradable acetate
  • 100% UV protective Carl Zeiss Vision lenses
  • Japanese 5-barrel stainless steel hinges
  • Teflon-coated hinge screws to reduce floppy arms
  •  Saddle nose bridge
  • Includes protective case, cleaning cloth, and box for storage

Dimensions: Width 143mm / Height 45.5mm


The making of Monokel's Black/White Havana acetate is truly an artisanal process. First, they make small colored pellets of various hues of bone, dark brown and black by mixing organic color powder with raw biodegradable cellulose acetate. The result is a highly durable, hypoallergenic material, made from renewable resources. The colored acetate pellets are then mixed and stirred by hand to achieve the speckled Havana pattern, thus making the pattern on every frame unique - no two pairs alike. 


Grey lenses are known for their classic style and versatility. They’re great for reducing glare on both sunny and cloudy days, while also providing anti-fatigue benefits. Grey lenses have the added benefit of allowing true color perception - showing the color of objects in their purest form. All Monokel lenses feature anti-scratch and anti-reflective treatment with 100% UVA/UVB protection. Made by renowned German lens- and optics manufacturer Carl Zeiss.

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