There are sports watches and sports watches, which refer to watches that should be worn when performing extreme sports. Whether tied to the wrist of an F1 driver, the wrist of a golfer, or the wrist of an ultrafast sprinter (and here), watches made by Richard Mille can resist Various difficult situations. These famous ambassadors are the symbol of RM, the most famous of course is Rafael Nadal. With the opening of the French Open (Roland Garros 2015), it is time to introduce the latest achievements of this collaboration, Richard Mille (RM Richard Mille) RM 27-02 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal.
The common and impressive feature of all sports watches created by Richard Mille is that they can be used on site. We are not here to bring some sports visual cues to existing watches, but to correctly design watches that can be used in extreme sports, such watches can resist the worst, and not for athletes.
For example, the RM 36-01 designed by rally driver Sebastien Loeb can measure gravity, the RM 055 designed with golf champion Bubba Watson can resist the vibration of the drive, and the RM 59-01 tourbillon Blake (Blake) designed for sprinter Yohan ) Has an ultra-light case with an aerodynamic shape. Richard Mille uses these ambassadors not only for marketing reasons but also as R&D partners,
The latest creation of RM is the result of cooperation with one of the greatest tennis players today: Richard Mille RM 27-02 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal. What we have here is an ultra-light watch with a complex movement, impressive case structure, innovative and stunning materials, and extremely high shock resistance. The first thing to draw your attention is this special case, its color is very strange… admit, whether you like it or not, Richard Mille RM 27-02 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal bezel and bottom cover are very special. It is made of TPT quartz, which is also the first in the field of watches.
This unique black and white appearance comes from the layer structure (over 600 layers in total), alternating quartz and carbon fibers. Richard Mille’s engineers developed a very primitive material, called TPT quartz, consisting of hundreds of layers of quartz filaments stacked on top of each other. The silica layer is inserted between the NTPT carbon layers through a positioning system (you can learn more about this material here). This positioning system can change the direction of the fibers between each layer by 45 degrees. Machining will then display randomly placed layers to create a unique look for each watch.
The second innovation comes from the construction of great fake watches. Normally, the watch case and the movement are two completely separate parts, which are reassembled at the end of the assembly process and connected by screws. Here, Richard Mille took inspiration from the chassis of the car by creating a “one-piece” floor.
In fact, the black strap around the Richard Mille RM 27-02 (the bezel and case back are mounted on it) and the skeletonized watch bridge that holds the movement part are part of NTPT Carbon. Just like a racing car, the engine is directly integrated in the chassis. The watch it manufactures is very lightweight on the wrist first, but it is mainly extremely shock-resistant (up to 5000g)-when the strap is tied to the wrist of Rafael Nadal, it can hit at a speed of 215 km/h (130 mph) ball).
Don’t forget exercise here. We have a completely skeletonized, highly refined tourbillon movement. It shows two huge grade 5 titanium alloy bridges that can hold the tourbillon at the 6 position and the fast-rotating barrel at the 12 position (for better torque and power regularity, the rotation time is 6 Hours instead of 7.5 hours). The one-minute tourbillon uses a free balance spring with variable inertia to obtain better timing results.
All in all, this movement can withstand extreme shocks, can provide a 70-hour power reserve, and only 3.35 grams of tourbillon has exquisite functions. Richard Mille RM 27-02 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal’s superb craftsmanship, because all parts are hand-chamfered, shot-blasted or satin-finished.
Richard Mille RM 27-02 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal once again demonstrated the functionality of modern and high-end best fake watches for men. Forget the appearance or strange colors of the case. Just remember the amazing innovation and the technology used.