— The unique piece offered by Richard Mille is the RM 27-02 prototype worn by Rafael Nadal during the 2015 tennis season.
The new Tourbillon RM 27-02 Rafael Nadal was unveiled last May in the run-up to the 114th French Open. As usual, Rafael Nadal carried out the ultimate approval test by wearing this new caliber in his international matches. It is this very watch that Richard Mille is donating at Only Watch 2015.
The Tourbillon RM 27-02 Rafael Nadal features the very first skeletonised baseplate known as “unibody”, in which the caseband and baseplate have been fused into a single piece.
The sculptural baseplate in NTPT Carbon supports the bridges in grade 5 titanium, which are highly original in terms of their three-dimensional construction, their finishes and the complexity of their titanium and carbon composition. These bridges support an impressive tourbillon movement extremely resistant to shocks (up to 5000g).
Dressed in black and white, the case inevitably catches the eye with its unique appearance.
The bezel and caseback of the RM 27-02 are made from NTPT® carbon and TPT® Quartz, a groundbreaking new material designed and developed by Richard Mille in partnership with North Thin Ply Technology. During the machining, the various layers of TPT® quartz and NTPT® carbon are revealed at random, ensuring that each machined component is unique.