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.
The Asprey Purple Pen in purple acrylic with the signature Asprey engine turning pattern and sterling silver cap button
Featuring Asprey’s signature crosshatch pattern, laser engraved onto its barrel and cap, the Asprey Purple Pen is made from purple acrylic with a sterling silver cap button deep engraved with Asprey London. The pen is hallmarked on the silver cap band. Onoto’s silver chevron clip finishes the design.
Each pen has a size 7 Onoto nib in gold plated stainless steel. The nib has a two tone design with rhodium plating and an iridium tip.
The pen is light weight at 26 grams, making it easy to write with and carry in a pocket. It also comes with a converter kit, allowing it to be converted into a rollerball.
The pen features a twist-action ink reservoir fitted as standard. Alternatively, if you prefer to use ink cartridges, the ink reservoir can be easily removed and standard European ink cartridges can be used.
Each pen is supplied in a beautiful Purple lacquered burrwood presentation box, along with a certificate, registration card and lifetime guarantee details. Also included is a polishing cloth to keep the pen in perfect condition.
The pen is made in the UK to an exclusive Asprey design.
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All Asprey products are guaranteed against defects in workmanship for one year from the date of purchase (this in no way affects your statutory rights). However, in the unlikely event that your Asprey product does not match up to our exacting standards, we will try our hardest to put matters right. Should any manufacturing fault appear on your Asprey product within twelve months of purchase, please return it to us with proof of purchase. Where possible we will try to repair it, or if it cannot be repaired, we will replace it for you.
For any damage resulting from normal "wear and tea", an accident, or damage that has occurred outside of our guarantee period, please contact our Customer Service team (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be pleased to provide you with a quote for repair where possible. Please be aware that repairs may take up to twelve weeks.
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