Von Arkel’s founders had the wisdom to surround themselves with engineers, designers, master bar turners, as well as master eyewear-craftsmen. Together, they create and build exceptional frames drawing on tradition that is centuries-old. Gates Eyewear appreciates the strength of personality and form expressed in their mens’ range of optical frames. Von Arkel successfully combine exceptional quality and longevity with their revolutionary patented hinges and unrivaled technology drawn directly from watchmaking talent.