Cutler and Gross X The Great Frog: Chromatic Editions

Two iconic British brands – Cutler and Gross and rock’n’roll jeweller The Great Frog – reunite for the Chromatic Editions. The limited-run release presents a curation of bestselling Cutler and Gross X The Great Frog frames reworked in new colours.

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A Philosophy of Craft
A Soaring Eagle emblem being hand-carved in Sterling Silver
A Soaring Eagle emblem handcrafted in Sterling Silver.

In 1969, Cutler and Gross opened its first store in Knightsbridge, London. It soon became a mecca for artists and icons who sought the distinctive designs and unparalleled quality of our frames. Each pair was crafted by hand, and this practice continues today. Cutler and Gross sunglasses and glasses are shaped by a team of artisans in our Italian atelier in the Dolomites, a region renowned for its optical excellence.

In 1972, just three years on from Cutler and Gross’s inception, The Great Frog established their first jewellery workshop down the road off Carnaby Street. With its black walls and stacks of skull rings, the subversive store became a place of pilgrimage for bikers, punks, and goths. The anarchic accessories began life as a block of wax, before being sculpted in Sterling Silver by founder Paterson Riley. Over 50 years have passed and yet this process remains the same, with Riley’s son and now Creative Director Reino Lehtonen-Riley continuing the tradition.

Two polarising aesthetics, one shared philosophy: hand craftsmanship.

The Great Frog's flagship store in 1972.
The Great Frog’s flagship store, 1972.
The Cutler and Gross Knightsbridge store in 1974.
The Cutler and Gross store in Knightsbridge, 1974.
An Alchemy of Creative Visions

The Chromatic Editions sunglasses and glasses fuse Cutler and Gross’s iconic silhouettes and discerning details with The Great Frog’s rebel roots. Each pair is handcrafted from the finest raw materials and punctuated with the jeweller’s legendary metalwork.

The Great Frog’s acid-tipped emblems have been translated into pins that gild the frames. Hand-cast in Sterling Silver, Daggers, Soaring Eagles, Skull and Crossbones, and Bones Link icons slice through the frontal and temples.

Five striking frames are reworked in new acetates, from glistening Sand Crystal to artful Brush Stroke. The frames are shaped from layers of pigmented colour and polished over the course of 96 hours for a gleaming finish.

Building upon two legacies and over a century of craftsmanship, the Chromatic Editions are artistry incarnate.

Tailored to You

Cutler and Gross offers complimentary in-store adjustments to tailor the frame to your face shape; the temples can be loosened or tightened to create the perfect fit. From bespoke designs to prescription lenses and eye tests, find out more about our extensive range of in-store services.

Take a closer look at the collection and find your frame with a complimentary styling appointment, available at all Cutler and Gross stores. An expert optician will guide you through the designs, exploring shapes, colours, and lenses to help you decide what suits. Book now

The Lucky Diamond I Cutler and Gross X The Great Frog sunglass.
The Crossbones Cutler and Gross X The Great Frog sunglass.
The Soaring Eagle Cutler and Gross X The Great Frog sunglass.

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