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Rafael Nadal Set to Wear Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 27-02

1 June 2015

Rafael Nadal Set to Wear Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 27-02

Check the Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 27-02!

International tennis champion, Rafael Nadal will look like a winner that he is with the Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 27-02 on his wrist.

The Spanish player is set to wear the newly launched luxury watch in the upcoming 114th French Open and international matches.

Doesn’t matter if he will lose of win, because the Tourbillion RM 27-02 will stand up to almost anything since new technologies have been incorporated into the watch and which reinforces its resistance to damage.

The RM 27-02 is the first to use a skeletonized baseplate called the “unibody” that consists of a caseplate and baseplate that have been fused together into one piece.

The engineers from Richard Mille have also created a material called NTPT carbon that has extra strong resistance against micro cracks.

Plus, there is another original material known as TPT quartz which is made up of hundreds of layers of quarts filaments piled on top of each other for extreme strength and resistance to high temperature.

Rafael Nadal Set to Wear Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 27-02
Rafael Nadal Set to Wear Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 27-02

Nadal is currently ranked 7th worldwide and has won 14 singles grand slams so there could be no better choice.

Until 2010, the players just about never wear their timepieces on court.

Rafael Nadal Set to Wear Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 27-02
Rafael Nadal Set to Wear Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 27-02

“In 2010 here at Roland Garros, it was the first time I played with a watch,” Nadal confirmed on Saturday as the 2015 edition of the tournament was getting underway. “Richard put a lot of work into making the most amazing, extreme watch I have ever seen.”

Rafael Nadal Set to Wear Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 27-02
Rafael Nadal Set to Wear Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 27-02

Perhaps more interesting reason from a media perspective was that this watch cost just about half a million dollars.

“Even so,” Nadal says today, “it is not a product to show off, even if it is beautiful. It’s a real product. It costs so much because it is an extreme watch. A lot of work goes into producing the best watch possible, [it shows its] real value [in that way].”

Rafael Nadal Set to Wear Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 27-02
Rafael Nadal Set to Wear Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 27-02

The RM027 RN was specifically made for that abuse despite its price tag and the fact that it contains what is usually a fairly sensitive tourbillon escapement. This RM027 was the first sports watch to ever contain a tourbillon.

“As Rafa just said, we do tons of development, studies, and tests only to release a few watches. But that’s our choice,” Richard Mille explained the phenomenon in Paris as the two men got together to talk about the latest addition to the Richard Mille family of timepieces.

Rafael Nadal Set to Wear Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 27-02
Rafael Nadal Set to Wear Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 27-02 |source: forbes.com|

In contrast to the original model, which was certified to withstand G forces up to 800 Gs, the new RM 27-01 is certified to withstand a full 5,000 Gs.

That’s some quite a piece, isn’t it? What do you think about it?