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  • Manufacturer: Richard Mille
    Reference No: 27-02
    Model Name: Tourbillon RM 27-02 Rafael Nadal
    Material: Quartz TPT ® & Carbon NTPT
    Calibre: RM27-02
    Bracelet/Strap: Orange Velcro
    Dimensions: 47.77 x 39.70 x 12.25 mm

  • Catalogue Essay

    The RM 27-02 belongs to the elite circle of Richard Mille watches destined to leave their mark on their era.

    The brand unveiled the very first skeletonised baseplate known as “unibody”, in which the caseband and baseplate have been fused into a single piece.
    The sculptural baseplate in NTPT Carbon supports the bridges in grade 5 titanium, which are highly original in terms of their three-dimensional construction, their finishes (beveled, shot-blasted and satin-brushed by hand) and the complexity of their titanium and carbon composition. These bridges support an impressive tourbillon movement extremely resistant to shocks (up to 5000g)

    Dressed in black and white, the case inevitably catches the eye with its unique appearance. The bezel and caseback of the RM 27-02 are made from NTPT® carbon and TPT® Quartz, a groundbreaking new material designed and developed by Richard Mille in partnership with North Thin Ply Technology. During the machining , the various layers of TPT® quartz and NTPT® carbon are revealed at random, ensuring that each machined component is unique.

  • Artist Biography

    Richard Mille

    Swiss • 1999

    Established in 1999, Richard Mille's ultra-modern timepieces combine cutting-edge materials from high performance worlds such as Formula 1 racecars with high-end traditional watchmaking. The brand's revolutionary designs, technical breakthroughs and exceptional hand-finishing excite even the most discriminating collectors, and have positioned Richard Mille alongside the top makers of the modern luxury watch world.

    Innovative watches, such as the RM 027 Tourbillon, which was the world’s lightest mechanical watch when introduced in 2011, have helped the brand invert the concept of the luxury watch. Key models include the RM 009 Tourbillon cased in Aluminum Silicon Carbide (AlSiC), the RM 027-02 Tourbillon made for tennis star Rafael Nadal with a case made from quartz and carbon fiber and the RM 008 split seconds chronograph.

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Ref. 27-02
The RM 27-02 prototype was worn by Rafael Nadal during the 2015 tennis season. He carried out the ultimate approval test for the brand by wearing it during his competitions.

47.77 x 39.70 x 12.25 mm

Estimate
CHF600,000 - 700,000 

Sold for CHF650,000

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Geneva Auction 7 November 2015 3pm