On auction: Richard Mille's Rafael Nadal RM27-02 tourbillon prototype
For a good cause
On 7 November 2015, Swiss watchmaker together with the renowned tennis champion will be donating the RM 27-02 tourbillon prototype at the 6th instalment of the Only Watch auction in Geneva. Having accompanied Nadal to all the biggest Grand Slam tournaments from Wimbledon to the French Open, the unique timepiece will also be donated alongside a signed outfit that the Majorcan tennis player wore to the US Open. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to research against Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Inspired by formula cars, the timepiece features an extraordinary calibre encased by superimposed NTPT carbon and TPT quartz. Due to its rapidly rotating barrel, that delivers constant power, the watch can run for over 70 hours without causing detriment to its regularity.
In addition to housing the brand's very first skeletonised baseplate—'unibody', the RM 27-02 seamlessly blends the case middle and baseplate to achieve a structure that increases rigidity and shock-resistance. Alongside this, three-dimensional grade-5 titanium bridges reinforce this sculptural baseplate by blending titanium and carbon to offer unparalleled strength.
Discover more about the RM27-02 on the website.