Richard Mille RM 27-03 TOURBILLON RAFAEL NADAL
As the company’s founder Richard Mille put it: “He’s not an engineer, scientist or watchmaker.” A statement about the person responsible for some of the highest tech watches over the past few years. Like this new Richard Mille RM 27-03 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal.
This new Richard Mille watch is not as expensive as the extremely lightweight and $ 1 million McLaren F1 tourbillon watch, but it is still not the $ 750,000 sky-high price.
This is not the first collaboration with 30-year-old tennis professional Rafael Nadal, who wears all Richard Mille watches during the game. Mechanical watches are usually not what you want. However, this record-breaking watch can withstand a force of 10.000 G.
Due to years of research and development and countless test times, this new threshold has been reached. Especially the “pendulum impact test”, which simulates linear acceleration due to a sudden movement or impact of the wearer.
Richard Mille’s RM 27-03 tourbillon Rafael Nadal has a racing structure.
For the first time in Richard Mille, the case has been removed. The bezel and bottom cover are mounted directly on the bottom plate and are called “integrated.” A racing structure that ensures maximum rigidity and greater impact resistance.
The case itself has a red and yellow hue, a tribute to Nadal’s home country, Spain. It is made of a material called Quartz TPT. By impregnating a thin layer of silica with a thickness of only 45 microns with a colored resin, a strong color highlight can be achieved. This is based on a proprietary process developed in Switzerland, which is stacked in layers before it is heated to 120 degrees Celsius. Fahrenheit 248 degrees.
This is a true sports watch whose specifications meet all extreme requirements. Want to prove it? Just look at Roland Garros, who won by Nadal wearing a Richard Mille RM 27-03 tourbillon Rafael Nadal.
Technical data Richard Mille RM 27-03 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal
Richard Mille RM27-03 | Automatic | Diameter: 29.30 x 29.60 mm | Thickness: 7.10 mm | Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz) | Jewellery: 19 | Hand-polished satin tapered bevel | Carbon TPT bottom plate and grade 5 titanium alloy bridge | Tourbillon | hours, minutes |
Power reserve: 70 hours
Case and dial:
40.30 mm | Quartz TPT | Sapphire glass with anti-glare treatment on both sides | Open case back | Grooved bezel | Torque-limiting crown on carbon and quartz TPT | Water resistance: 5 ATM / 5 bar / 50 meters / 160 feet
Special elastic “comfort” strap