Now fans of the epic Star Wars series can own a piece of the expanded universe – for just a little more than HK$1 million.

To mark the saga’s 40th anniversary since its debut on the big screen in 1977, French luxury goods manufacturer S.T. Dupont has created this exquisitely handcrafted chess set which is a miniature battlefield for the good versus evil conflict that took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

The Empire and rebel ppieces stand on a checker board in black obsidian with a polished and matte finish. The Empire pieces are rendered in nephrite jade from British Columbia while the Rebellion pieces are crafted in natural rock crystal quartz. Each stone is hand-carved and engraved with meticulous skill and attention to detail. The gold metal design elements on each piece evoke the signature looks of the iconic characters to bring the universe to life. Die-hard fans will immediately recognise which piece represents which character.

Elaborate chess set depicts the famous Battle of Issus

The two metal gold-plated drawer pulls feature the symbols of the two sides.

The metal gold-plated rim of the checker board resembles the Death Star texture.

Kick-off your battle against the dark side with this Star Wars chess set. May the force be with you.

HK$7.8 million royal diamond chess set took 30 artisans more than 9,000 hours to create