Since 2010, Richard Mille and Rafael Nadal have developed a range of remarkable watches together as part of a collaboration that is unique in the history of watchmaking. The RM 27-03 is no exception. In terms of shock-resistance, the tourbillon movement redefines the possibilities of technical performance. A milestone in the history of watchmaking, it is capable of withstanding and resisting shocks of up to 10,000 gs! It is a creation that is testimony to the power of the Spanish player’s game.
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours and minutes.
Limited edition of 50 timepieces.
Aesthetically, the timepiece alludes to the Spanish tennis champion’s strong character.
Roland-Garros was an obvious choice of venue to present this timepiece. Clay courts are the preferred playing surface of Rafael Nadal, who knows how to play to his strengths. Slow and sensitive, clay calls for an aggressive playing style that nonetheless respects the fundamental principles of the discipline.
Likewise, the RM 27-03 reconciles innovative materials with a complex watchmaking architecture. Clay courts are known for their amplifying effect and the same might be said of the RM 27-03, with its striking red and yellow Quartz TPT® case that pays homage to Rafa’s native Spain. This intense burst of colour is achieved by impregnating fine layers of silica just 45 microns thick with a tinted matrix according to a proprietary process developed in Switzerland that stacks the filaments in layers before heating them to 120°C.