Since 2010, Richard Mille and Rafael Nadal have teamed up to jointly develop and test tourbillon watches that exceed all expectations of Grand Slam events. The last Toubillon RM 27-03, born in 2017, is no exception. The first RM 27 mechanical movement made of titanium and LITAL® lithium alloy, aluminum, copper, magnesium and zirconium weighs only 3.83 grams. Seven years ago, Richard Mille Nadal set a record for the lightest watch in the world with 18 grams (powered by a mechanical movement). Utilizing the latest technology developed by the Rafael Nadal brand, RM 027-03, while always maintaining a spectacular appearance, and usually a fragile tourbillon, it is a premium watch in terms of lightness and impact resistance New reference.
Given the nine victories the Mallorcans achieved, the world’s most famous clay match is the ideal place to host the last Richard Mille Nadal. Imitating the red shade given to the ball by the earth, the QuartzTPT® case is dyed red and yellow to commemorate the birthplace of Rafa, Spain.
According to a unique procedure, a gradual shadow can be obtained by impregnating a thin silicon layer with a thickness of only 45 microns in a colored resin. This procedure can see that the layers overlap before rising to 120°C. Northern Thin Layer Technology-NTPT®. In order to obtain a new stable color grade of QuartzTPT® that complies with the REACH standard while taking into account the material’s biocompatibility and immutability, the commitment of Richard Mille and NTPT® is remarkable. Once the original composite material is obtained, it still takes many hours of processing to manufacture the RM 27-03 tourbillon case.
Resistance of RM 27-03 tourbillon movement
The quartz fiber used in the RM 27-03 housing defines its water resistance to 50 meters.
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In addition to having low allergenicity and high resistance to ultraviolet light, the material thus obtained also provides a very advantageous strength/weight ratio. But the main novelty of this extraordinary RM 27-03 is that its tourbillon movement can withstand 10,000 g of pressure. After years of research, this new threshold was reached through the “pendulum impact” test, which simulates linear acceleration due to sudden movement or impact of the user. The ultra-light components of the tourbillon movement are assembled on a TPT® carbon hard shell pattern plate with tolerances close to micrometers, resulting in this almost indestructible feature, while reducing the number of components and further reducing the weight, thereby reducing the overall wrist The weight of the table.
However, the new-almost millionaire-bullish Rafa movements also have:
Variable inertial balancer
This type of balance is equipped with a spiral shape with terminal curves, which can ensure higher reliability in the event of a collision and during assembly and maintenance operations, and in the long run can ensure better timing results.
Quickly rotate the barrel (from 7.5 revolutions in 6 hours)
This type of barrel has the following advantages:
The occasional phenomenon of the spring sticking to the inner surface is greatly reduced, thereby improving performance.
Provides an excellent “increment” for the spring release curve and provides an ideal relationship between autonomy and normal operation.
Progressive rebound barrel pawl
The device can obtain considerable benefits (about 20%) when charging, especially at the beginning of operation. It also allows the tension to be correctly distributed to the spring in the barrel.
Third wheel arm with progressive contour and small
Gear tooth profile The involute profile of these teeth applies pressure according to the ideal 20° angle, thereby improving the efficiency of the gear train and compensating for any changes in tooth meshing. This results in excellent torque transmission and significantly improved performance.
Bucket lid clamped by eccentric head screw
This solution ensures the stability of the lid even under high pressure.
Grooved titanium alloy head
Screw class 5 is used to better control the clamping force applied during assembly. They are also not very sensitive to wear and aging during maintenance operations.
The unique features of the Richard Mille Nadal 2017 watch
The finishing of RM 27-03 luxury copy watches is gradually chamfered on the edge of the part by manual polishing. Carefully selected satin surfaces and miniature shooting areas can produce light effects on flat surfaces. The skeleton bridge surrounds the barrel with a curved line and supports a manually wound tourbillon cage with a speed of 21,600 vibrations per hour. The whole is reminiscent of the bull’s head, the symbol of Spain and the symbol of Nadal’s choice. Back in tennis, 70 hours of automatic recharge and hourly remittance are performed by the spherical Quartz TPT® dynamometer crown.