A youthful watch-making powerhouse, Richard Mille acquired an international prestige among the enthusiast watch-connoisseurs worldwide, for providing impressive new timepieces true to the life guiding principles and philosophy of the 21st century watch-making industry, characterized by supreme sophistication, accuracy and reliability.
Through the years, the brand experienced a privileged partnership with the thrilling world of sports, and brought to life countless timepieces dedicated to the enthusiast fans of motor-sports, football and recently, tennis. Nevertheless, with its new horological creation, the outstanding RM 027 Tourbillon watch celebrates a privileged partnership between the prestigious watch-making brand and the famous tennis player, Rafael Nadal.
Always striving to impress through uncompromising innovation and supreme quality, the brand’s experts created in the amazing RM 027 Tourbillon watch the lightest timepiece in the world, (only 20 grams) an eloquent proof that extreme weight reduction can be achieved without undermining the mechanical performance of the timepiece.
Tested during actual tennis condition, the remarkable RM 027 Tourbillon watch proved the upmost reliability and durability being able to withstand to the shocks and rapid movements required by high-performance tennis matches.
The watch-making brand has been promoting the concept of lightweight timepiece, ever since its launch, but at first, it received rather poor support, because a watch with ultra-light titanium or alusic case, and carbon base-plates was not actually considered a genuine luxury timepiece. Nevertheless, the idea of luxury changed through the years, and the ultra light Richard Mille watches started to be highly appreciated by the public.
The watch features a robust case manufactured from a carbon-based composite material, and it incorporates a black mono-bloc carbon bezel, and flange that provide extreme lightness, coupled with the upmost torsion endurance and rigidity.
The intricate skeleton dial of the timepiece reveals a sophisticated tourbillon movement, fitted with titanium and LITAL alloy base-plate; it was crafted from a special alloy with high lithium content, also rich in magnesium, copper, aluminum, and zirconium, with a density of 2.55, therefore the amazing 3.83 grams- total weight of the hand-wound mechanical movement.
A remarkable timepiece, the new Richard Mille RM 027 Tourbillon watch will be matched with an ultra light, comfortable polycarbonate, strap, and it will be a limited edition of only 50 timepieces, available for an exorbitant price tag of $525,000.00.