Richard Mille RM 27-03 Rafael Nadal Watch With A Tourbillon

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Richard Mille RM 27-03 Rafael Nadal Watch With A Tourbillon

Richard Mille has released the limited edition RM 27-03, with a new caliber that features a new tourbillon for Rafael Nadal. The tennis star and the lightweight luxury watch brand have been partners since 2010, when the first Richard Mille x Rafael Nadal watch was released. The duo have made a name for themselves by making shock-resistant and light watches that Nadal actually wears while playing (and usually winning) tennis.

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The case-wise it’s pretty much the same as previous models, albeit in very different hues. It’s made of ultra-lightweight Quartz TPT (a combination of resin and silica) and measures 47.77mm x 40.3mm x 12.75mm. This time around the case is yellow and red, which is supposed to be reminiscent of the Spanish flag for Nadal’s home country.

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The most notable thing about this watch though is the new movement that can withstand shocks of up to 10,000 Gs, which is a first for the watch world. Richard Mille performed extensive shock tests on the watch, using a pendulum impact tester, which is essentially a hammer that swings at a force of 10,000 G right into the watch. The bridges are made of titanium and the base plate is a skeletonized unibody baseplate made of Carbon TPT. Of course there is a tourbillon at the center of everything and the power reserve is 70 hours.

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The RM 27-03 is a limited series of 50 pieces and it retails for a casual $725,000. While the design might not be for everyone, you have to give Richard Mille props for coming up with a pretty cool and highly-functional tourbillon movement that can withstand such a force. Also don’t forget to check 10 most expensive watches in the world.

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