As is customary, in the run-up to the French Open, the Jura-based company and the Spanish tennis champion have teamed up again this year to launch the RM 35-02, the first in a series they have jointly developed over the past six years with an automatic movement. wrist watch.
Inspired by fan requests, Richard Mille created the RM35-02, the first automatic watch in the Rafael Nadal collection. The tonneau cover measures 44.5mm x 49.94mm and is 13.15mm thick and is made of Quartz TPT, a resin-infused material specially developed for Richard Mille. The red quartz on the surface of RM35-02 exhibits extremely regular undulations, as they consist of multiple layers of parallel filaments obtained by dividing carbon fibers or silica threads. The transparent sapphire crystal is anti-reflective on both sides for easy readability. The RM35-02 is powered by the Calibre RMAL1 movement, equipped with a self-winding skeleton movement with hours, minutes, seconds and a power reserve of 55 hours. The skeleton movement features a baseplate and bridges made of wet sandblasted grade 5 titanium to ensure maximum rigidity and durability. It comes with a fabric strap with Velcro fasteners. It is water resistant up to 50 meters (164 feet).
Inspired by the RM 35-01, the RM 35-02 emerged in response to a request from many Richard Mille customers for the self-winding mechanism at the heart of the Nadal movement. The decision to use the brand’s patented variable-geometry rotor – a true symbol of the Richard Mille automatic movement – was obvious, which adjusts the winding to suit the movement of the wearer. Another first for the Nadal collection, the case back is protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, so that the movement can be admired from all angles.
RICHARD MILLE RM 35-02 Rafael Nadal NTPT
Brand Richard Mille
Reference RM 35-02 NTPT Carbon Fiber
Case NTPT Carbon
Dimensions 49.94 x 44.5 mm
Movement Automatic movement RMAL1
Power reserve about 55 hours
Waterproof 50 meters
Caseback Sapphire crystal