For Only Watch 2015, Richard Mille has generously donated a prototype of the groundbreaking Tourbillon RM 27-02 Rafael Nadal, worn and tested by Rafael Nadal himself during Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US open.
The RM 27-02 belongs to the elite circle of Richard Mille watches destined to leave their mark on their era. The brand unveiled 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 (beveled, shot-blasted and satin-brushed by hand) 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.