Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine
One month after he won the French Open, Rafael Nadal took home the top trophy at Wimbledon, marking his eighth Grand Slam title. In this victory, he was accompanied again by a lightweight ally: the Richard MilleRM 027 tourbillon watch, which is the lightest tourbillon watch in the world. Nadal’s RM 027 once again proved incredible resistance to the intensity of the number one tennis player’s powerful strokes, including his legendary two-handed backhand.
Richard Mille and Rafael Nadal met each other two years ago, and they immediately got on very well. Richard Mille appreciates the personality of the Spanish tennis player, his style and, of course, his powerful game. Merely offering him to be an ambassador to the brand was out of question: he had to be a true partner. As with Felipe Massa, who has worn a Richard Mille watch in all Formula 1 Grand Prix since 2004, Richard Mille decided to create a watch so light and tough that Rafael Nadal would accept to wear it during all matches. The watch would also be a tourbillon. The challenge seemed impossible to achieve, but thanks to Richard Mille’s capacity of innovation, the technical knowledge of his watchmakers and the involvement of Rafael Nadal to test several prototypes, a watch that weighs less than 20 grams including the strap was created last June in time for its debut on the clay courts of Roland Garros.
The RM 027 tourbillon passed the tests of Roland Garros and Wimbledon with complete success. It will once again be on Rafael Nadal’s wrist in August during the US Open in New York City.