Fernando Alonso and Richard Mille present the new RM 47 Tourbillon, an exclusive luxury watch produced in only 75 pieces. Richard Mille, whose watch tennis player Rafa Nadal also wears on his wrist, explained: “The RM 47 tourbillon goes back to the origins of Japanese craftsmanship traditions. , and presents the allegory of Bushido, the values of Bushido that still prevail in Japanese society. It is not without reason that the samurai armor on the RM 47 tourbillon bears the coat of arms of the Asano clan.”
Richard Mille notes that the RM 47 tourbillon “features an extremely compact movement designed to make room for samurai armor. A perfect fusion of art and spirituality. A new masterpiece, considered an aesthetic tribute to Japanese culture. The RM 47 tourbillon is the culmination of careful thought and nearly four years of design work.”
According to the brand itself, it features a hand-wound tourbillon movement with hours and minutes and a power reserve of around 70 hours. “The main plates and bridges are made of grade 5 titanium, a biocompatible alloy with high corrosion resistance and exceptionally strong properties that ensures the perfect operation of the gear train. This alloy is composed of 90% titanium , 6% aluminium and 4% vanadium. This combination improves the mechanical properties of the alloy, which explains its frequent use in the aerospace, aviation and automotive industries”, explains Richard Mille.
“Micro-blasted grade 5 titanium combined with a grey PVD treatment gives the components great strength, as well as a strictly flat surface finish. To protect the RM47 movement, the samurai armor is made of 3N gold, entirely by Pierre-Alain Lozeron Hand-engraved,” the brand added.
Regarding the case, Richard Mille said: “The bezel and case back of the RM 47 are made of black TZP ceramic. This low volume material (6 g/cm3) has excellent scratch resistance and a very low thermal conductivity. TZP Made of 95% yttrium stabilized zirconium, which provides a perfect finish thanks to its more pronounced texture. The edges are 18K 3N gold.” “The triple case is water resistant thanks to two nitrile O-rings. The case is made of Assembled with 20 grade 5 titanium spline screws and wear-resistant 316L stainless steel washers. Crown made of titanium, carbon TPT® and polished 3N gold with Japanese maple leaf motif.
RICHARD MILLE Introduces the RM 35-03 Automatic Rafael Nadal with Butterfly Effect
Inspired by the RM 027 Tourbillon watch worn by tennis player Rafael Nadal when he played on the tennis court, the RM 035 is considered a “Baby Nadal” collection, designed to fuse technology.
The RM 35-03 Automatic Rafael Nadal is the fourth watch in the RM 35 collection, a watch with a patented design: the butterfly oscillating weight, a total innovation.
Rafael Nadal shares about RM 35-03 Automatic Rafael Nadal
Tennis player Rafael Nadal is a long-term partner of the Richard Mille brand. Talking about their relationship, he shared:
“We all strive for the ultimate in excellence in our respective fields. Richard and I speak the same language. We are both passionate about what we do. Passionate about what we do every day is crucial to me IMPORTANT. Although I don’t wear the RM 035 model when I race. But it’s heartening to feel the confidence he and his team have shown in allowing me to continue this strange adventure.”
Butterfly rotor for RM 35-03
After three years of development, Richard Mille created this new system to reinvent the self-winding movement of the RM 35-03. The new butterfly oscillating weight of the RM 35-03 allows the wearer to directly interact with the shape of the oscillating weight. From there, the user controls the movement of the accumulator based on lifestyle and activity level.
The butterfly rotor consists of two blades made of grade 5 titanium with heavy metal sheets. They are driven by a separate gear train via dedicated push rods. In their original position, the weight segments cause the center of gravity to move outward; converting every movement of the wearer into the torque needed to rotate and store energy into the mainspring.
However, pressing the button at 7 o’clock causes the rotor gear to move the two weights to an angle of 18°. The center of gravity is aligned, the rotor returns to the equilibrium position, and the winding is suspended, thus preventing excessive movement of the winding.
When switching between modes—from normal to sport—the pressure on the button causes the feature to provide haptic feedback. They allow the wearer to really feel the weight on the wrist. The winding indicator on the dial at 6 o’clock indicates the winding status (ON) or not (OFF). fake new watch
The selection of the active command is a function selector. By pressing the pusher at 2 o’clock, the user can switch between winding (W), neutral (N) and time setting (H) operation.
Richard Mille launches two versions RM 35-03
The RM 35-03 is available in two versions. Both designs showcase unique features inspired by the RM 27-04 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal.
First, the blue sample. The shell features Richard Mille’s exclusive Quartz TPT® material for a bold, sporty look with jagged lines. The middle “clip” is the middle case, also made of Quartz TPT®, white in the same tone as the strap. The red crown contrasts with the striking navy blue case.
And this white sample was painted a single color (monochrome). White quartz TPT® case accented with carbon fiber TPT®. The middle shell is a dark grey Carbon TPT®. The blue strap is the same color as the rubber crown, which is dynamic and elegant.
The RM-35-03 features a skeletonized design with sapphire crystals on the front and back, allowing the movement to be admired from both sides. The discs and bridges are made of grade 5 titanium, and the electrochemical treatment and grey PVD injection further accentuate the watch’s bold visual identity.
The movement of the replica RM 35-03 has an open design and is made of micro-blown grade 5 titanium along the exposed flange. The hour markers 3, 6, 9 and 12 are angled inwards towards the movement to enhance the depth of the movement.