Ringo Starr's Chess Set
In 1973 Asprey, with designer Robin Crookshank, created a bespoke chess set for The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr. Every piece was modelled on Ringo's hands.
Named after Greenwich Mean Time, the GMT Collection embodies the spirit of British explorers and adventurers. As Great Britain developed into an advanced maritime nation, British seafarers kept at least one chronometer set to GMT in order to calculate their longitude relative to the Greenwich Meridian of zero degrees.
A core collection at Asprey's, GMT is inspired by the modern day equivalent of those explorers. The leathers and materials used combine purpose and functionality with a quiet, discreet luxury. Bullskin and Nubuck Bullskin are simultaneously strong and soft. Being highly durable, it is a type of leather that improves with age and wear.