This incredible collaboration between Retro.GP and Alyssa Smith Jewellery brings you this iconic miniature replica of James Hunt's 308 racing car as you have never seen it before! In perfect, 3 Dimensional form and perfectly crafted in solid sterling silver, each car measures approximately 2.3cm from nose to tail, and carries the 308 logo on the base.
As always, attention to detail is imperative with our miniature masterpieces, and this tiny car replica even features gold plated stripes like tiny brushstrokes. Perfect for those wanting to wear a little piece of history every day! Your iconic cufflinks will be delivered to you in a branded Hesketh box with matching, luscious ribbons.
Hesketh 308 Car image ©Rob Overy Photography www.roboveryphotography.com
Alyssa Smith Jewellery is celebrating the first anniversary of the launch of its hugely popular Hesketh Bear™ range of jewellery, as part of its ground breaking partnership with Retro GP and Hesketh Racing™, by launching its second specially designed piece in the collaborative collection. Since the launch of the bear, Alyssa has identified huge demand for the ‘classics’ in the Motorsport world, and was keen to explore the project with Hesketh Racing further.
In 1974, Hesketh Racing launched their distinctive and iconic 308 Formula 1 car, designed by the brilliant Harvey Postlethwaite and driven by the one and only James Hunt, a British motor racing legend and future world champion. The privately owned and funded car managed to compete successfully with the established teams of the time including Ferrari, McLaren and Tyrrell before going on to win the 1975 Dutch Grand Prix.
Award winning jewellery designer Alyssa Smith has designed and made a limited edition first batch run of exquisite, miniature replicas of the Hesketh 308. Perfectly engineered in solid sterling silver and featuring gold plated accents, each car carries the 308 logo engraved on the base. This jewellery is available as a charm, unisex pendant and as cufflinks.
Alyssa has worked closely with Retro GP to ensure that every stage in the design and manufacture process for the 308 is as close as possibly to the life size model- and attention to detail has not gone amiss, even down to the gold accents, as small as tiny paint brush marks.
Alyssa says ‘I am so thrilled to have been given the opportunity to design and make a miniature scale version of James Hunt’s car. He was such an important part of the history of motorsports, and I hope the miniature silver version will mean that James Hunt fans all around the world can carry a little part of F1 history with them day to day! This is the first exact model replica we have had the pleasure of making, so it’s been an excellent challenge! I am hoping it will lead to even more collaborations!’
The unisex pendant starts at £120, the charm starts at £95 and the cufflinks retail at £195.
ABOUT ALYSSA SMITH
Alyssa Smith Jewellery emerged into the jewellery scene late 2010, and was born from Alyssa’s lifelong passion for everything tiny and sparkly. Designing and creating jewellery always came naturally to Alyssa, hand making her first wearable pieces at the age of 4, with nothing but some elastic, beads and a little bedroom floor as a workshop.
That same bedroom floor was turned into a working office after Alyssa graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a degree in Applied Arts and Marketing, and with a small investment of £500 from a family friend to help with raw materials and basic tools.
It was shortly after this when Alyssa’s first best seller, the tweetie bird- inspired by social media, took the celebrity world and beyond by storm. Soon, this little silver bird was Alyssa’s signature within the jewellery industry, and famous faces such as Theo Paphitis, Suzi Perry, Dawn Porter, Gail Porter, Caroline Flack, Jamelia, Sheridan Smith and Beverly Knight all donned one.
Alyssa Smith Jewellery have secured partnerships with individuals and organisations such as Silverstone, Brands Hatch and presenter, Suzi Perry with motorsport themed jewellery, as well as supporting some incredible charities such as Promise Dreams Children's charity.
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