Celebrating ten years of cooperation
This new watch fits perfectly with the previous watch series created for Spanish champions. It is unique because it also marks the tenth anniversary of the partnership between Rafael Nadal and Richard Mille.
Initially purely a professional rapport, the cooperation between the twelve French Open champion and the founder of the brand named after him has since turned into a strong friendship. According to Mallorca, this is a “very special” relationship. This friendship stems from their mutual trust and admiration for each other’s cause, and their friendship continues to grow.
Two men, each has a dream. Dream of returning to time limits or performance limits. One of them was on the dirt, staring at the ball. The other person’s face turned to time itself, his heart beating. However, both combine technology, harmony and accuracy, while at the same time being able to resist fierce percussion and the inevitable impact of sports. For Rafael Nadal, “unstoppable” is the word that best expresses Richard Mille and his team spirit. Realization is impossible. This has been the creed of the brand for the past ten years, and it has designed unique items worn by Spaniards on tennis courts around the world. Their latest product, RM 27-04, is no exception.
The manual winding tourbillon movement has hour and minute functions.
About 38 hours (±10%).
Skeletonized matrix and bridge of grade 5 titanium
The bottom plate and bridge are made of grade 5 titanium alloy, which is a biocompatible, highly corrosion resistant and very hard alloy that ensures the perfect function of the gear train.
The alloy is 90% titanium, 6% aluminum and 4% vanadium. The combination of grade 5 titanium alloy and black PVD treatment provides great rigidity and precise surface flatness for the entire assembly. This combination enhances the mechanical properties of the alloy, which explains why the alloy is often used in the aerospace, aerospace and automotive industries.
The skeletonized base plates and bridges undergo rigorous and extensive verification tests to ensure they meet the most stringent strength requirements
Cable suspension mechanism
The movement is based on a micro-blasting net and is a brand new product in the watchmaking industry. Formed by a single braided steel cable with a diameter of only 0.27 mm, and fixed in place by two turnbuckles treated with 5N gold PVD, this 855 square mm rope net can support the entire movement.
Inspired by the stringing process of the tennis racket, the watchmaker first fixed the steel cable to the turnbuckle from 5 o’clock. Then he began to weave the mesh structure, stringing each main string one after another before beginning to interweave the cross strings. Braided above and below the main string, the cable enters the hollow titanium flange 38 times, and then finally completes the stroke in the turnbuckle at 10 o’clock. In the course of many shocks experienced during a tennis match, the regular angles formed by these strings limit excessive friction and local wear on the main strings.
Then the movement is connected to the string net through five polished grade 5 5 titanium titanium hooks and undergoes 5N gold PVD treatment, which originates from the back of the base plate.
The RM27-04 movement is designed to remain suspended in the case and can withstand accelerations of more than 12,000 g: this is Richard Mille’s new resistance record.
Rotate the barrel quickly (6 hours per revolution instead of 7.5 hours)
This type of bucket has the following advantages:
• Periodic internal spring adhesion is greatly reduced, thereby improving performance.
• Provides an excellent spring increment curve, and has an ideal power reserve/performance and regularity ratio.
Free spring balance with variable inertia
The free spring balance wheel with variable inertia and the spring with a terminal curve are vibrated, and the movement has higher reliability during assembly or disassembly, and can ensure better timing results over time. wholesale watch replica
Shock absorbers have been added to the tourbillon tremolo block, barrel and hands to help center the movement during insertion and absorb vibrations along the string network, which may interfere with timekeeping.
Movement size: 32.75 x 28.95 mm
Thickness: 5.85 mm
Tourbillon diameter: 12.30 mm
Diameter of balance wheel: 10.00 mm
Number of gems: 19
Balance: Glucydur®, with 2 arms and 4 fixing screws, moment of inertia: 11.50 mg•cm2, lifting angle 53°
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
Hairspring: elinvar from Nivarox®
Shock absorber: Kif Elastor KE 160 B28
Barrel shaft: Nickel-free Chronifer® (DIN x 46 Cr13 + S), with the following characteristics: stainless steel-non-magnetic-suitable for tempering.
The case is made of a new material unique to Richard Mille: TitaCarb®. This material is often used in automotive and traditional metal applications due to its dimensional stability and constant mechanical properties. It is a high-performance polyamide, Richard Mille (Richard Mille) and his loyal partner Biwi SA team used up to 38.5% carbon fiber for reinforcement. Thanks to the carbon injection, TitaCarb® provides an excellent tensile strength of 370 MPa (3,700 kg / cm2).
In addition to improved fracture resistance (close to steel), this material is also used in the most demanding industries and is ideal for processing components under such conditions. Its sturdiness and rigidity, coupled with a low coefficient of thermal expansion and high resistance to humidity and heat, make it an ideal material to meet the specifications of watches copy that are going to be played with Rafael Nadal.