RICHARD MILLE RM 27-03 RAFAEL NADAL TOURBILLON

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In terms of shock re­sis­tance, the tourbillon move­ment ex­pands the hori­zons of tech­ni­cal per­for­mance. Aes­thet­i­cally, the time­piece al­ludes to the Span­ish ten­nis cham­pion’s mas­ter­ful char­ac­ter. The strik­ing red and yel­low hues of its Quartz TPT case that pay homage to Rafa’s na­tive Spain, the in­tense burst of colour is achieved by im­preg­nat­ing fine lay­ers of sil­ica just 45 mi­crons thick with tinted resin ac­cord­ing to a pro­pri­etary process de­vel­oped in Switzer­land that stacks the fil­a­ments in lay­ers be­fore heat­ing them to 120 °C and once the com­pos­ite is pro­duced, there re­main many hours of milling and fin­ish­ing oper­a­tions to pro­duce the case and com­po­nents. The main in­no­va­tion how­ever lies in the ca­pac­ity of its tourbillon cal­i­bre to with­stand shocks up to 10,000 g’s. This vir­tual in­de­struc­tibil­ity is vouch­safed by assem­bly of the ul­tra light tourbillon cal­i­bre on the skele­tonised uni­body base plate of Car­bon TPT with a pre­ci­sion to the near­est mi­cron, while the re­duced num­ber of com­po­nents in this con­fig­u­ra­tion per­mits ad­di­tional weight sav­ings, light­en­ing the whole watch. The rapid wind­ing bar­rel pro­vides an un­vary­ing flow of en­ergy for the full 70 hours of run­ning time. Pro­duced in a lim­ited edition of only 50 pieces, this will be Rafa’s new ally in the

matches ahead on his wrist.

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