We have been able to see the new Richard Mille 35-03 Automatic Rafael Nadal on Thursday and yesterday. The watch is part of the RM 035 series, inspired by the RM 027 tourbillon watch series that appeared on the tennis court with Rafa Nadal. The new model will provide two versions: blue TPT quartz with white TPT quartz edge; or white TPT quartz and TPT carbon with TPT carbon edge.
»In our respective fields, we all strive for excellence. Richard and I speak the same language. We are all passionate about our work. For me, it is essential to keep the fire of passion in what we do every day. Although I did not wear the RM 035 model during the competition, he and his team allowed me to participate in this unique adventure, and the confidence shown to me moved me «
“So far, any modification to the rotor geometry must be made by one of our authorized watchmakers. Therefore, we set out to perfect the system so that the wearer can directly adjust the watch’s setting speed. It’s as if the driver only needs to activate Sports mode can change the transmission mode of its vehicles, and change from urban use to racing.”
Richard Mille RM 35-03 automatic winding Rafael Nadal
The two styles are inspired by the new timepieces of Rafael Nadal RM 27-04 Tourbillon. Models that have the same style but different color combinations and have been developed for 3 years. Their design and style will soon be recognized by Richard Mille, especially the unique shape of the case.
The size of the dial is just right to hold the minute scale with the numbers 12, 3, 6 and 9 and the brand logo. The absence of the dial highlights the movement that contrasts with the skeletonized hands.
The case is made of carbon and quartz, measures 43.15 x 49.95, and has a thickness of 13.15 mm. The 20 spline screws used to assemble the case are made of grade 5 titanium, the same material used for the crown. The main crystal is sapphire, and both sides are treated with anti-reflective treatment. It can be seen that the back is made of the same material and treatment. It has a water resistance of up to 5 bar and 50 meters.
The instrument used internally is RMAL2. Manufacturing, mechanical, skeletonized and self-winding movement. The splints and splints are made of grade 5 titanium, plasma treated and black PVD. It has a double barrel and a power reserve of approximately 55 hours. It has a sport mode, because when it is activated, the arming process will be paused to avoid excessive arming movement. cheapest watches