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.
Horsehair & calf leather card case with hand finished stitching and 6 pockets
The 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.
In this product, we have also used horsehair, a traditional fabric, woven on wood looms in England. Hard wearing and light, horsehair features a unique texture incorporating many shades of colour.
Height 7.7cm / 3" folded
Height 16cm / 6.25" opened
Width 10.5cm / 4.5"
Based above our store on New Bond Street, London, the Asprey workshops are unique. All products are guaranteed.More about the workshops
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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