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Richard Mille Launched A New Model Tribute For An Excellent Tennis Sports Star

Front of Richard-Mille Rafael Nadal watch

This is the Richard Mille RM27-02  Tourbillon Rafael Nadal in a case that combines carbon and quartz material as once again produced for the high-end watch maker Richard Mille.

You might have seen it flash by on the blue indoor courts of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. The RM 27-02 Rafael Nadal made its final court appearance of 2015 during the world’s most competitive tennis tournament, featuring the eight highest ranking professionals of the season, including this watch’s owner: Rafael Nadal. The most famous Richard Mille ambassador who infamously “didn’t want to wear a watch at first,” has inspired a flurry of highly-end sports watches. Side of Richard-Mille  Rafael Nadal watch 01   A look at some of the more modern Richard Mille RM27 watches reveals a stark departure from the original, which was smaller and much more sober in its coloring, coming in a black case, on a black strap. Suddenly, the Richard Mille RM27-01 Rafael Nadal watch collection came out, and in addition to the more sober black model, Richard Mille began adding a slew of bright colors. Is this an accident? Maybe. Over the last few years, a solid trend in some of the world’s most exclusive sport watches has been to combine ultra-high prices with ultra-casual colors. The mega sports watch became the mega leisure watch, eschewing the display of precious materials and conservative style for a sense of playful fun.

The Richard Mille RM27-02 Rafael Nadal watch uses both Carbon and a new quartz filament material which are both created by Swiss NTPT (North Thin Ply Technology). These materials are modified forms of what NTPT produces for high-performance racing and industrial purposes. Meant to be very light-weight and extremely strong, while also resistant to a range of environmental hazards, these quartz and carbon materials are further designed with surface “visual effects” in mind for Richard Mille.Side of Richard-Mille  Rafael Nadal watch 02On the wrist, the Richard Mille RM27-02 Rafael Nadal is 39.70mm wide and 47.77mm tall. The case is also 12.25mm thick. It is attached to an orange fabric Velcro strap as well . Inside the watch is a Richard Mille tourbillon-based manually wound movement. With a new set of bridge designs, the movement in mostly black, has a lovely three-dimensional design, and offers just the time. The movement further has 70 hours of power reserve and operates at 3Hz. The view of the movement should also be very interesting against the Quartz TPT backplate.Richard Mille  Rafael Nadal watch casebackThe brand has done well with its participation in the sport, even though Richard Mille himself has his heart in the world of automobile racing.