Richard Mille RM27-03 Rafael Nadal Tourbillon Will Set You Back $750,000

Richard Mille RM27-03 Rafael Nadal

Just in time for French Open, Richard Mille and Rafael Nadal has unveiled their 2017 special edition watch. The new Richard Mille RM27-03 Rafael Nadal Tourbillon Shock Resistance is a limited edition of just 50 pieces with a hefty price tag – $750,000 of them. This price tag is not a surprise when you consider all the money Richard Mille spent on research and development of this high-tech watch. A complicated watch, it took many man hours plus other resources to make. At $750,000 this is not even the most expensive Richard Mille Nadal watch, RM 027-02 from 2015 had a $775,000 sticker shock.

Richard Mille RM27-03 Rafael Nadal

Nadal and Richard Mille partnership is now 10 years old. During these time they introduced a new timepiece centered around Spanish player’s favorite Grand Slam event – the French Open. There is one important line on Richard Mille contracts with their top sports brand ambassadors – players must wear their watches during play – regardless of the sport. Nadal has a punishing aggressive play style, Richard Mille takes that into consideration with timepieces they make for him.

Richard Mille RM27-03 Rafael Nadal

The RM27-03 Rafael Nadal Tourbillon Shock Resistance comes with 10,000 G’s (G-Force) to survive Nadal’s meaty forehands and powerful cross-court backhands. The shock tests Richard Mille performed to achieve 10k G’s included using a pendulum impact tester – meaning they took a hammer to the watch and swung it at 10,000 G’s to see if it can take that beating. It can, and it can easily handle Nadal’s aggressive play on a tennis court too.

Richard Mille RM27-03 Rafael Nadal

As with other Nadal-Richard Mille watches this too is light, helped by its new skeletonized ultra-lightweight Quartz TPT (a combination of resin and silica). The unibody Carbon CPT made baseplate features grade 5 titanium made bridges. The V-shaped mechanical winding tourbillon is designed to look like a forward-facing head of a bull – a symbol of Spain and Rafa’s emblem and beats at 3 Hz and. The movement features hand polished tapered angles and satin surfaces. It also offers 70 hours of power and water resistance up to 50M.

Richard Mille RM27-03 Rafael Nadal

Notable dial features include large black hour markers and hands partially painted in Super-LumiNova for easy nighttime reading. Tennis ball shaped crown in Carbon en Quartz TPT d designed to prevent accidental overwinding, which in turn prevents it from placing extreme pressure on the mainspring barrel.

There are so many technical complicated things to this watch – we don’t have time to learn any of it. If you are the type interested in the nitty-gritty of it all head over to Richard Mille website. Billionaires and millionaires who can afford to buy this – please use the same link.

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