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50 pieces limited Richard Mille RM27-04 manual winding tourbillon ‘Rafael Nadal’

Drake is wearing his 50 pieces worldwide limited Richard Mille RM27-04′ Manual Winding Tourbillon Rafael Nadal’, made in honor of the 10-year collaboration between Richard Mille and the Spanish tennis GOAT Rafael Nadal. The watch weighs just 30 grams, including the strap, and was inspired by the process used to string a tennis racket. It features a caliber that can withstand accelerations of over 12,000 g’s, which is a new resistance record for the timepieces of Richard Mille.

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Richard Mille has been a renowned manufacturer of Haute Horlogerie items with cutting-edge innovations. These enable them to handle some of the most difficult scenarios that an automatic chronograph may experience. The product has recently unveiled the new RM27-04 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal to commemorate ten years of collaboration with tennis champion Rafael Nadal.

Since 2010, Nadal has served as an ambassador for Richard Mille. Their successful relationship began when he donned the RM 027 RN, which he acknowledged required some becoming used to while playing tennis. Since then, the Swiss watchmaker has produced a number of clocks in Nadal’s honor. Thus, the million-dollar RM 27-04 was released in September 2020 to mark the 10th anniversary of the two parties’ close relationship.

The casing of the current design, 38.4mm x 11.4mm x 47.25mm in size, is built of a unique alloy known as TitaCarb. When it comes to the alloy, it contains 38.5 percent carbon fiber and is what makes the piece’s entire weight, along with the strap, just 30 grams. The case is likely to endure water pressure for up to 50 meters. Besides, it features sapphire crystals on both edges as well as an orange o-ring enclosed crown on the right side. There is a blue textile strap included with the casing.

The model’s skeletonized dial allows a clear view of the top-tech movement’s complex intricacies. The red full indicators on the scale within the casing and skeletal hands with the same intricacy are used to tell the time. The tennis racquet served as the original inspiration for the steel netting pattern on the dial. 

The steel cable is first fastened to a turnbuckle at five o’clock. The transverse strings are then meticulously braided between the tensioned primary strings, creating the mesh network. This causes the cable to “exit” the titanium casing 38 times in total before being fastened once more in the second buckle at 10 o’clock.

The Caliber RM27-04 movement, which powers the latest model, is joined to the casing by a metal mesh of 885 square millimeters. The hand-wound 19-jewel movement has an overall mass of 3.4 gr and is totally skeletonized. It has a velocity of 21,600 vph. The movement contains a tourbillon function in addition to hourly and minute operations, and when completely winded, it has a 38-hour power reserve.

Of course, everything that appears amazing has a purpose: The caliber RM27-04 can sustain accelerations above 12,000 Gs because of the intricate cable bearing. This mechanism also deflects shocks, thanks to its PVD-coated 5N gold straps. Indeed, this is undoubtedly adequate to survive Nadal’s serves which is more than the majority of astronauts will encounter in their lifetimes today.

Price market: $2,350,000.00 USD

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