With the rapid development of the French Open in Roland Garros, let’s take a look at the latest luxury sports watch designed for Rafael Nadal, one of the greatest nine-time French Open champions in tennis. Richard Mille (Richard Mille) RM 35-02 Rafael Nadal (Rafael Nadal) continues to cooperate with Swiss high-end watch brands and Spanish tennis stars, the partnership began in 2008, from the groundbreaking RM 027 Started production of a sub-brand of Nadal brand watches. This new watch is the first watch in the Nadal series with an automatic movement.
RM 35-02 has two high-tech case materials, one is NTPT Carbon (used in the latest watch in this series, last year was RM 27-02), and the other is bright red Quartz TPT with white highlights (such as Figure). The latter material consists of layers of silicon no more than 45 microns thick, processed with red resin (created specifically for Richard Mille), and layered in an automated process that changes the direction of each layer by 45 degrees. The material is then heated at a pressure of 120 degrees Celsius in an autoclave similar to that used for aviation components, and then processed into a complete shell. The resulting natural white quartz fiber is undyed, in sharp contrast with the red resin, so that the case has a very high resistance-to-weight ratio, non-allergic properties and excellent UV resistance. The size of the case is 49.94 mm x 44.50 mm, the thickness is 13.15 mm, and the water resistance reaches 50 meters.
The skeleton movement of RM 35-02 Rafael Nadal is the brand new Calibre RMAL1. Its bottom plate and bridge are made of sandblasted grade 5 wet titanium, treated with PVD/Titalyt and stretched. To ensure maximum rigidity and smooth surface. It is equipped with a variable inertia balance wheel (a component found in other Richard Mille movements) with a swing frequency of 28,800 vph, and its dual barrel system is designed to provide greater long-term torque stability and can be stored for at least 55 hours .
The automatic winding system of the movement-Richard Mille’s answer to the self-winding Nadal watch requested by the customer-based on the brand’s patented variable geometry rotor, this innovative technology can be most effectively adapted The winding of the mainspring adapts to the user’s activity level: the inertia of the rotor can be modified to increase the speed of movement with minimal arm movements during leisure, or to slow down during intense sports activities (ie, a hard five-group tennis match). This watch provides another initiative for the Rafael Nadal series: the sapphire crystal glass on the back cover is non-reflective to give the movement a more appearance.
This “Richard Mille RM 35-02 Rafael Nadal” (Ref#: RM 35-02) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, the movement RMAL1 has 32 jewels and 28,800 vph. It also comes with a Glucydur balance spring and an Elinvar balance spring. The power reserve of this watch can last up to 55 hours. The yellow strap is installed on the time meter.