Hand Made in Japan

The Architect MK1

The Architect – MK1 BLACK is pure Rock ‘n Roll luxury. A bold shape with timeless presence. Powerful, creative and elegant. A larger frame with over engineered specifications and a lust for life. MICRO-BATCH production of 150 only.

The story so far...

We are Dillinger Optics.

For creatives and humanists that appreciate the detail and tradition of master craftsmen. It’s our dream to make the world more beautiful in any way we can. We are an Australian company that focus on small batch, premium eyewear with our manufacturing partners in Japan. We are about art, music, design, fast machines and the people we love. Explore, do good things, be kind and enjoy the journey! Dream big from team Dillinger.

Hand Made in Japan

Ronin MK1 - Micro Batch of 100 only.

The Dillinger “RONIN MK1” Black Rain. A re-invention of classic styling and original quality from the 1950’s. Designed for global wanderers who live a life less ordinary. Each pair encompasses the rich heritage of Japanese craftsmanship and the abiding values of precision, balance and artistic discipline. 

Hand Made in Japan

Firefly MK1 - Micro Batch of 100 only.

The “Firefly MK1” Skymaster model from the Dillinger Originals collection. Hand crafted in Japan to specifications that command respect. Art meets design to create timeless vintage cool. 100% uni-sexy and suitable for prescription lenses.


Our Dillinger range has been hand manufactured and is only available in limited quantities. There are only 100 of any colour in any shape ever produced, so get ’em while you can.


We back the quality of Dillinger Optics 100%. If you have any doubts then just return your Dillingers in the same condition as they arrived for a 100% no questions asked refund. For full details see our returns policy.*


Anywhere, anytime. You want the best, you got the best. Free worldwide shipping, satisfaction guaranteed. All Dillinger specs are suitable for prescription lenses and come with a 100% money back guarantee.


Manufactured with premium 100% Italian Acetate, triple barrelled hinges and green tinted G15 lenses. Available in Dark Havana Torte, Original Gloss Black or Matte Black. The Hellcat is a timeless unisex design with “cats eye” styling reminiscent of the early 1960’s.

Built for the journey.

Dillinger Optics was created by artist, designer and musician Ben Frichot. Over a 25 year career Frichot’s creative and design work has featured with artists including The Hives, Stray Cats, and Foo Fighters through to industrial design for the Australian S.A.S. and Special forces. He is an artist and commercial designer renowned for reimagining vintage aesthetics. These same values are the focus of Dillinger LTD.