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May 8, 2011updated Feb 13, 2013

Richard Mille Brand Ambassadors Win Big In Tennis And Golf

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Paris, France – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

Number one tennis player and Richard Mille brand ambassador Rafael Nadal claimed his seventh straight victory on the clay courts of Monte Carlo on April 17. Wearing the Richard Mille RM 027 Tourbillon on his right wrist, Nadal beat David Ferrer in two sets. Meanwhile on May 1, American golfer Bubba Watson, also an ambassador for Richard Mille, won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, his third PGA Tour title in 10 months, while wearing the Richard Mille RM 038 Tourbillon.

Rafael Nadal won against fellow countryman David Ferrer in two sets, 6-4, 7-5. This success makes him the big favorite of Les Internationaux de France, next May at Roland Garros where he will hope to win his sixth title. At only 24 years old, Rafael Nadal has already won nine Grand Slams. He is the favorite for seizing a 10th at the French Open.

Nadal has been playing with a Richard Mille on his wrist since last year. This exceptional watch, the RM 027 Tourbillon, was specially created for him by Richard Mille. Following the success of this watch and the collaboration with Rafael Nadal, the brand presented its new model, the RM 035, at the beginning of this year. The RM 035 is equipped with the skeletonized RMUL1 manual winding movement weighing only 4.3 grams and is the first of the collection to have obtained the Chronofiable® certificate after a series of exacting tests to gauge its capacity to withstand extreme conditions without affecting the watch’s performance.

Bubba Watson, who hails from Bagdad, Florida, now holds the number one spot on the FedEx Cup rankings and is number ten in the world. In the final round on Sunday, Bubba Watson found himself back in contention and tied for first with his opponent, Webb Simpson. With only two players remaining, they battled it out in an intense two-hole playoff and once again, Watson prevailed. Watson is famous for his powerful game and the length off the tee and with another PGA Tour victory on his resume, he has reconfirmed his great talent.

The tourbillon RM 038 Watson wore was specially created to be able to work in golf’s specific conditions with 3 objectives: lightness, extreme shock resistance and comfort. The RM 038 encloses a skeleto¬nized caliber, with a manual-winding tourbillon. Its bottom plate, bridges and balance cock are made of grade five titanium, in order to provide a great rigidity to the whole assembly as well as a precise surface flatness. The fast rotating barrel provides significant decrease of periodic internal mainspring adhesion, which improves performance. The RM 038 case is made of an extremely rugged alloy, famous for its lightness, called magne¬sium-aluminum AZ91, which is given a Titalyt II® treatment improving both hardness and resistance even more.

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