Richard Mille presents the RM 27-04 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal
Celebrating 10 years of ultralight partnership.
In 2010, Richard Mille announced a partnership with tennis prodigy Rafael "Rafa" Nadal and launched a groundbreaking new watch, the RM 027. Light enough to elicit laughter in your hands, the RM 027 is an engineering marvel, tough enough to withstand the incredible life force on Nadal's wrist, and light enough to float (yes, actually). Now, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the partnership between Richard Mille and Nadal, the RM 027 is back in its fifth generation, with the new and extremely expensive RM 27-04.cheap luxury watches
Yes, following in the very shallow (barely visible, really) footsteps of the 027, we have the 27-01 from 2013, the 27-02 from 2015, the wild 27-03 from 2017 and the amazing new RM 27-04. Compared to more common commuter-fare options, the spec list reads like a supercar. total weight? 30g (with strap!), and just 3.4g for the cable-suspended hand-wound tourbillon movement. The case is made from something called a "TitaCarb," and like past examples, it was designed to be worn by Nadal while playing tennis.
The 27-04 is 38.4mm wide, 47.25mm tip-to-tip, and 11.4mm thick, a skeletonized tonneau-shaped watch with a case made of the aforementioned TitaCarb, which contains 38.5% carbon fiber and has excellent tensile strength (3,700 kg /cm², for those wondering) while being as light as possible. The sapphire crystal front and back provide an incredibly cool and tennis-inspired view of the sporty design suspended in a lattice formed by 0.27mm diameter steel cables passed through two (red) screws Buckles secure the movement in place.replica luxury watches
The weave of the steel cable is inspired by a tennis racket, and while it's easy to simply try to make your tennis watch look like a racket, RM went the extra mile here to make a watch that really relies on a racket-like construction to Supports the movement and helps it manage the shock and G-forces produced by professional tennis players. In tests, the 27-04's RM27-04 movement was able to resist accelerations exceeding 12,000 Gs - a first for Richard Mille. Held by a pair of PVD-treated 5N gold tensioners, the ultra-tightly woven cables form a unique and exciting dial.
Suspended in a micro-net of 855mm2 is the RM27-04 caliber, a hand-wound tourbillon movement fully skeletonized and visible from both sides of the dark matte lightweight case arrive. As mentioned above, all these elements come together in a package that weighs only 30 grams. For reference, I recently weighed a 38.5mm steel three-pin bracelet from the popular micro brand at 134 grams, bracelet size. Want more? In 2017, Richard Mille released the RM 50-03 McLaren F1, the lightest split-seconds chronograph in the world at the time. It weighs 40 grams. Finally, the original RM 027 weighed just 20 grams (the RM 27-01 weighed 19 grams), so while the 27-04 was a bit heavier, none of the previous Rafa RMs could match 12,000 G. You can only bend physics so far, at least until 27-05.Ulysse Nardin Freak Replica
I've said it before, but even though I'll never own a Richard Mille, I just love the brand for everything they do. And, if you're like me (pragmatic in practice, but obsessed with romance by nature), you'll probably only see their watches as supercars: I love that they exist and that they're special. Again, I don't follow tennis, but I think these are pretty cool exercises in cutting-edge mechanical watchmaking and really fun ambassador marketing.
The RM 27-04 is sure to feel 30+ grams lighter on your wallet, and that's only a problem for a small group of people - high heels and very privileged watch nerds. As for the rest of us, we need to be happy enough to hope to see one pass in traffic one day (or while watching Nadal chase more victories on the tennis court).replica Patek Philippe Grand Complications
Brand: Richard Mille
Model: RM 27-04 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal
Reference number: RM 27-04
Thickness: 11.4 mm table
Lug to Lug: 47.25mm
Weight: 30 grams (with strap)
Case Material: TitaCarb
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap/bracelet: blue fabric
Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon
Diameter: 32.75 x 28.95mm
Thickness: 5.84 mm
Weight: 3.4 grams
Power reserve: ~ 38 hours winding
Frequency: 21,600 vph