Introducing The Richard Mille RM 27-04 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal
In 2010, Richard Mille reported its organization with tennis phenom Rafael “Rafa” Nadal, alongside a notable new watch, the RM 027. Adequately light to evoke chuckling when set in your grasp , the RM 027 is a wonder of designing that is both intense enough to persevere through the unimaginable powers of life on Nadal’s wrist and adequately light to skim in water (indeed, really). Presently, to commend the 10th commemoration of Richard Mille’s relationship with Nadal, the RM 027 sees its fifth era with the new and wondrously costly RM 27-04.
Yes, continuing in the shallow (scarcely noticeable, truly) strides of the 027, we had 2013’s 27-01 , 2015’s 27-02, 2017’s wild 27-03 , and the staggering new RM 27-04. The spec list peruses like a supercar compared to more normal commuter toll choices. Absolute weight? Thirty grams (with the tie!) and just 3.4 grams for the link suspended, physically twisted tourbillon development. The case is made of something many refer to as “TitaCarb” and, as past models, it’s been intended to be worn by Nadal while he’s playing tennis.
Measuring 38.4mm across, 47.25mm tip to toe, and 11.4mm thick, the 27-04 is a skeletonized tonneau-molded watch with a case made of the previously mentioned TitaCarb, which is 38.5% carbon fiber to offer superb rigidity (3,700 kg/cm², for those pondering) while at the same time being just about as light as could be expected. Sapphire precious stones front and back offer a perspective on an amazingly cool – and tennis-enlivened – development plan that is suspended in a grid made by a 0.27mm distance across steel link that holds the development set up by means of two (red) turnbuckles.
The weave of the steel link is propelled by that of a tennis racket, and keeping in mind that it is not difficult to just attempt to make your tennis watch resemble a racket, RM has gone the additional mile here and made a watch that really depends on a comparable design to help the development and assist it with dealing with the stuns and G powers created by an expert tennis player. In testing, the 27-04’s type RM27-04 had the option to oppose accelerative powers more than 12,000 Gs – which is a first for Richard Mille. Kept up by a couple of PVD-treated 5N gold tensioners, the super-close weave of the link forms a special and energizing dial.
Suspended in that little 855 square millimeter net is the type RM27-04 development, a tourbillon-prepared, physically twisted development that has been completely skeletonized and can be seen from one or the other side of the dimly matte featherweight case. As referenced over, these components come together in a bundle that is just 30 grams in weight. For reference, I as of late gauged a steel 38.5mm three-hander from a well known microbrand at 134 grams with its wristband estimated. Need more? In 2017, Richard Mille reported the RM 50-03 McLaren F1, the lightest split-second chronograph on the planet at that point. It gauges 40 grams. At long last, the first RM 027 weighed only 20 grams (19 for the RM 27-01), so while the 27-04 is somewhat heavier, none of the past Rafa RMs could coordinate 12,000 Gs. You can just curve material science up until this point, at any rate until the 27-05.
I’ve said it previously, however notwithstanding the total truth that I won’t ever claim a Richard Mille, I simply love the brand for what they do. Furthermore, in case you’re similar to me (sober minded practically speaking, however a sentimental over the top ordinarily), you may very well see their watches like supercars: I love that they exist and that they are uncommon. Similarly, I don’t follow tennis, however I think these are enormously cool activities in both bleeding edge mechanical watchmaking and genuinely fascinating minister marketing.
With a feature prepared cost of $1,050,000 and an absolute creation run of only 50 units, while the RM 27-04 can surely cause your wallet to feel much in excess of 30 grams lighter, that is just an issue for a little gathering of all around behaved and exceptionally special watch geeks. Concerning most of us, we’ll should be glad enough with the expectations of sometime seeing one pass by in rush hour gridlock (or while watching Nadal chase down more successes on the tennis court).
Brand: Richard Mille
Model: RM 27-04 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal
Reference Number: RM 27-04
Lug to Lug: 47.25mm
Weight: 30 grams (with strap)
Case Material: TitaCarb
Water Resistance: 50 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Blue textile
Functions: Hours, minutes, tourbillon
Diameter: 32.75 x 28.95mm
Weight: 3.4 grams
Power Reserve: ~ 38 hours
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Evaluating & Availability
Availability: Richard Mille stores worldwide
Limited Edition: 50 pieces
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