FROM ONE LEGEND TO ANOTHER
Rafael Nadal and Richard Mille created the RM 27-02 with an extraordinary tourbillon caliber, launched together during the French Open.
Named the Tourbillon Rafael Nadal, this watch allowed the brand to make major advances in terms of movement construction with a monobloc baseplate of which the caseband is an integral part – never applied before in watchmaking, extremely technical TPT™ quartz was used for the first time for the case. In terms of shock resistance, the tourbillon calibre resists shocks of up to 5,000g. This watch is very important for the brand and defines a new architectural approach within the Richard Mille range, emphasising the depth of the movement by the three-dimensionality of each component. The “Lucky RM Charm” has become a necessity for Nadal who is known for his rituals. The 2015 Richard Mille/Rafael Nadal season was also marked by the auction of their RM 27-02 prototype at Only Watch with all proceeds going towards Luc Pettavino's foundation.