The partnership between Rafael Nadal and Richard Mille has led to a string of successes, on the courts for the Majorcan tennis champion and in the watchmaking sphere for Richard Mille, with the Tourbillon RM 027 Rafael Nadal timepiece. It’s been renowned for its extreme lightness, or the Chronofiable certified RM 035 Rafael Nadal, which can resist accelerations of over 5,000 G without detriment to any aspect of its performance. In 2013, Richard Mille will present the Tourbillon RM 27-01 also designed in collaboration with Rafael Nadal. An exceptional creation, it pushes the concepts of lightness and strength to the ultimate extreme.
The RM 27-01 weighs just 19 grammes, Velcro strap included. This feat was made possible by the material selected for the case. Carbon has the place of honour in the composition of the RM 27-01′s case, which features a monobloc back. Its anthracite colour is due to the high concentration of carbon nanotubes. The result: perfect resistance to shocks and scratches, and the comfort that is vital to Rafael Nadal during his tournaments, all of which he now plays with an RM 27-01 on his wrist.
The RM 27-01, available in carbon nanotubes and supplied on a Velcro strap, is available in a limited edition of 50 timepieces.
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