"RM 027 Tourbilon RAFAEL
NADAL" for Only Watch
This is the very watch worn by Rafael Nadal when
he won the 2011 Monte Carlo championships for
the seventh year running.
Fine and unique, very light, tonneau shaped and
curved, prototype carbon, titanium and Lital
wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon
regulator. Complete with presentation Box and
|Case: Monobloc composed of a composite of
predominantly carbon. Bezel with 8 special milled
titanium screws, rubber-coated winding crown, a
curved and antireflective sapphire crystal.
Dial: Upper flange with white minute divisions,
5-minute luminous dot markers, titanium skeleton
hands with superluminova tips.
Movement: Caliber RM027 : titanium and Lital®
alloy baseplate with aluminum-lithium bridges.
Movement weight : 3.83g and resistance to G
forces : 800 G. Variable inertia, free sprung balance.
Balance in GLUCYDUR, 2 arms, 4 setting screws,
barrel pawl with progressive recoil & winding barrel
teeth and third-wheel pinion with central involute
profile. 19 jewels.
Watch weight without strap : circa 13 g
Dial, case and movement signed.
Dimensions: 48 mm x 39,70 mm x 11,85 mm.
Wish Price EUR 400,000 - 600,000
Richard Mille wanted to donate a unique and truly exceptional timepiece to Only Watch 2011. The RM
027 tourbillon to be auctioned - the very watch worn by Rafael Nadal when he won the 2011 Monte Carlo
championships for the seventh year running, clearly meets this criteria. This RM 027 tourbillon is also the
prototype used for pre-production testing, the results of which were extremely positive. The mechanism
never once failed during all the matches played by Rafael Nadal whilst wearing this watch. The RM 027
tourbillon was created both for and in collaboration with Rafael Nadal. Despite its extreme complexity,
it weighs less than 20 grams including the strap and is the lightest mechanical watch ever created.
The movement is made of titanium and LITAL®, a lithium alloy that contains aluminum, copper, magnesium
and zirconium and has a density of 2.55. Lithium, an alloy used in aircraft parts such as the A380, helicopters,
space rockets, satellites and Formula 1 racing cars, enhances the flexibility of the 3.83 gram movement,
as well as its capacity to absorb shocks. The case is made from an extremely hard-wearing carbon composite that protects
the movement and its central tourbillon from shocks. The centre and base are made from a single part, the objective being to
make the watch as light as possible. A Grilamid glass face and a carbon bezel and flange offer exceptionally high resistance and
The exceptional characteristics of the RM 027 tourbillon make for a watch that is strong, lightweight, highly technical and
perfectly able to absorb all the shocks it experiences whilst on the wrist of one of the greatest international tennis champions.
|ONLY WATCH 2011