Rafael Nadal Appears at the French Open with This Richard Mille Watch
The RM 27-04 Manual Winding Tourbillon Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is upping his fashion game. The tennis star proved that by wearing a USD 1 million Richard Mille watch during the French Open. It was crafted for the King of Clay by the Swiss brand to mark ten years of collaboration. This tourbillion is known as the RM 27-04 and weighs only 1 ounce (or 30 grams). It might look light, but it has withstood taxing on-court play.
What makes this new Rafael Nadal’s timepiece amazing is that its suspended tourbillon calibre has the capacity to resist accelerations of over 12,000 g’s, which is also a new record for Richard Mille. The inner workings of the timepiece are secured in a similar way as one would string a tennis racket. The watchmaker has woven together a special gossamer steel cable to make a mesh structure. A skeletonized manual movement was secured to it. The manual moment has a 38-hour power reserve and 19 jewels.
The strings can help in limiting the excessive friction and impact that is commonly sustained during a tennis match. These strings are also an eye-catching feature that enhances the athletic aesthetic. The durable case of Rafael Nadal’s new watch is crafted from TitaCarb, which is a high-performance polyamide material that is reinforced with 38.5 per cent carbon fibre content.
This timepiece also seems to be lucky for Rafael Nadal as he is on top of the tournament now and will face Argentinian Diego Schwartzman in the semi-final match on Friday, October 9. If you want to own a timepiece like Rafael Nadal is wearing, you must hurry up. Only 50 pieces were made, and they cost USD 1,050, 000 (about AUD 1462619.55). They are available via Richard Mille boutiques across the globe.
The timepiece is also dedicated to Rafael Nadal by Richard Mille as a way to celebrate the association with the founder of the brand and the tennis pro. They had a purely professional rapport at one time which slowly turned into a solid friendship. This friendship is growing further as both have mutual trust and immense admiration for their respective careers.
See the RM 27-04 Manual Winding Tourbillon Rafael Nadal below:
Richard Mille brand likes to stay in the news. A few weeks before this timepiece worn by Rafael Nadal, it made the news due to its creation of the RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph which was the first flyback chronograph that was developed and designed by the brand completely. The brand had also made the news when it collaborated with Pharrell Williams to create a watch that features an astronaut gazing down on earth on the dial.