Richard Mille RM 35-03 Self-winding Rafael Nadal: Butterfly Effect

Inspired by the Richard Mille luxury watch worn by tennis star Rafael Nadal on the court, the RM 35-03 self-winding Rafael Nadal is now released. It provides a brand new function, featuring a butterfly rotor. The wearer can change the geometry of the rotor with the push of a button, so that the watch’s winding can adapt to his lifestyle. A typical feature of Richard Mille movements has always been the variable geometry of the winding rotor. However, it must be adjusted by a certified watchmaker. Now, the owner himself can suspend the chain spontaneously, for example during sports activities. This watch is available in two different case versions. However, the movement of the rotor with the characteristic remains unchanged.

The case of Richard Mille RM 35-03 automatic winding machine Rafael Nadal
The RM 35-03 has two different versions. On the one hand, with white quartz TPT case and carbon fiber TPT middle section. In addition, dark blue quartz TPT and white quartz TPT middle part versions will also be released. These materials are made by weaving and melting tiny carbon fibers or silica threads to give the surface a textured appearance. The hollow case shape is inspired by the RM 27-04 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal that tennis stars actually wear on the court. The dimensions of RM 35-03 are 43.1 x 49.9 mm and the height is 13.1 mm. It has a solemn size.

The front and back of the watch are protected by sapphire crystal, and the inside can also be seen. On the right is a large rubber-coated crown, which provides good grip, but can only guarantee a waterproof performance of 50 meters. In addition, there is a button at 2 o’clock that can be used to switch the function of the crown. The other button is located at the 7 o’clock position on the other side. The words “Sports Mode” are engraved on it and trigger the function of the butterfly rotor.

Butterfly pattern openwork dial
The RM 35-03 tells about the ring with the time index of the hollow hand when carrying luminous material. The numbers are slightly tilted towards the movement to create depth. Otherwise, the skeleton movement will be revealed on the front. Here, the stylized butterfly pattern refers to the special winding mechanism. In addition, the column wheel responsible for the function selector is clearly visible. The small hand at 2 o’clock indicates the crown function currently selected. If set to “W”, the wearer can wind the watch. On the other hand, “N” stands for neutral, and the last position can be used to set the time. copy watches

The movement at 6 o’clock indicates the current mode of the winding rotor. When the red pointer points to “ON”, the rotor turns on and winds the barrel. In “OFF”, the counterweight is extended and the rotor is in a balanced state. The barrel is not entangled.

Butterfly rotor movement
The movement of Richard Mille RM 35-03 Automatic Rafael Nadal is made of sandblasted titanium and has been treated with gray plasma. This gives it a flat surface, which is important for the function of the gear train. The free spring balance wheel sets the rhythm here. Its operating frequency is 4 Hz, which can be adjusted by four small counterweights on the rim. The necessary energy comes from the double barrel, which can store up to 55 hours of power. The patented butterfly rotor is responsible for winding. mens replica watch

This allows the wearer to stop winding the barrel if necessary. This is useful because too much activity can negatively affect the performance of the bucket. The rotor consists of two weights placed side by side in the starting position. With the help of gravity, they generate torque to wind the watch. However, when the button at 7 o’clock is pressed, a separate gear train separates the two counterweights. This shifts the center of gravity to the middle, which also counteracts their winding force. The release of this feature also provides tactile feedback. Therefore, the wearer feels the extension of the weight.

The watch is launched in two styles, with a color-coordinated rubber strap. The watch is not a limited edition.

Richard Mille

RM 35-03 Automatic Rafael Nadal

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RM 35-03

Case material
White quartz TPT and carbon fiber TPT with carbon fiber TPT in the center part of the case


Blue Quartz TPT with White Quartz TPT Case Center

Length: 49.95 mm
Width: 43.15 mm
Height: 13.15 mm

Water resistance
5 bar (~50 m)


White rubber with pin buckle


Light blue rubber pin buckle

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Movement type

Power reserve
55 hours (± 10%)

28,800 vph (4 Hz)

Hour, minute, second, butterfly rotor, function selector