Richard Mille and Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal have joined forces once again as the French Open kicks off today at Roland Garros. This year, they launched the RM 35-02, the first watch with an automatic movement in a collection they have developed together over the past six years.
Richard Mille and Rafael Nadal have been partners since 2008 to explore contemporary fine watchmaking. Now, Nadal’s name graces a line of Richard Mille watches that are synonymous with innovation, lightness and shock resistance. Every model they co-engineered, starting with the RM 027 in 2010 with its carbon nanotube case, to the cable-suspended movement of the RM 27-01, or the latest iteration, the RM 27– with NTPT carbon fiber 02 “One-piece” baseplate – seen as a leap forward in research and development.
Powered by the new RMAL1 movement, the RM 35-02 Rafael Nadal has a wet sandblasted grade 5 titanium baseplate and bridges PVD/Titalyt® treated and stretched to ensure extreme rigidity and an impeccably smooth finish. Its variable inertia balance wheel oscillates at 28,800 vph and is driven by a twin-barrel system for improved torque stability.
The RM 35-02 is the answer to the self-winding mechanism at the heart of the Nadal movement that many Richard Mille customers have had. The decision to use the brand’s patented variable geometry rotor makes it possible to adjust the winding to suit the wearer’s movements. Another first for the Nadal collection, the case back is protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, so that the movement can be admired from all angles.
The automatic RM 35-02 Rafael Nadal is available in NTPT carbon fiber or bright Quartz-TPT® Red with white highlights. Its silicon layers (each no thicker than 45 microns) are treated with a red resin created for Richard Mille and then layered using an automated system that changes the orientation of the fibers in each layer by 45°.
Heated at 120°C in an autoclave similar to those used for aerospace components, the material is ready to be machined by ProArt, a manufacturer dedicated to machining Richard Mille components and housings. Undyed natural white quartz fiber with high resistance to weight ratio, non-allergic and excellent UV resistance. Richard Mille and engineers at North Thin Ply Technology also developed a red resin that contrasts with the natural white color of quartz and its clear resin.
Quartz-TPT® Red on the RM 35-02 is designed for maximum biocompatibility, stability and tolerance and is REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) compliant and can withstand accelerations up to 5,000g. Nadal is the No. 4 seed in this year’s French Open. top replica watch
Richard Mille is a cool brand, it has a lot of styles that look attractive to men, I think Richard Mille is the most successful sports swiss watch in recent years due to its unique design and good wearing comfort during sports , Richard Mille is loved by a lot of people who love sports, and of course, they are also priced a lot higher than other Swiss brands. Today I would like to introduce RM35-02 to you. The case is tonneau-shaped and measures approximately 50.5mm long, 41mm wide and 18mm thick. The case looks very large, but thanks to its curved construction, it fits your wrist better than any other brand of watch. Plus, the large case feels very light in the hand, and because it’s full carbon, it’s comfortable to hold in your hand. The paint of the black carbon case is evenly applied by skilled watchmakers, and the high-quality texture can only be felt by hand. The star screws on the bezel are also brushed to match the black case finish. The right chronograph button is marked in yellow and tells you how to do it.
The dial is hard to tell the time for beginners, but many people especially some famous tennis stars like Richard Mille’s high-tech dial design. The dial is hollow. In fact, the factory only displays the internal mechanical parts in front of your eyes. It is difficult to complete such a hollow dial. I don’t know how the watch master set the subdials and date window on this dial, but I already know the main reason why this Richard Mille replica is so expensive.
Shell: Original NTPT carbon material
Dial: Skeleton Dial
Back cover: see back cover
Crystal: Sapphire, AR-coated, highly transparent
Movement: 1:1 Swiss automatic movement, second hand sweeps smoothly. 28800 times/hour.