Richard Mille chose the run-up to the French Open tennis tournament for the announcement of the latest in one of their most famous and representative family of watches, the Rafael Nadal line, for the tennis champion and brand ambassador. Watchbazar loved the bold and bright colors and the exotic case, this model is notable as the first automatic watch in the collection.
Like its predecessors, the RM 35-02 Rafael Nadal coalesces the fruits of a constant quest for innovation within a unique design. Powered by the new RMAL1 calibre, the base plate and bridges in wet-sandblasted grade 5 titanium, which has been PVD/Titalyt® treated and stretched to ensure supreme rigidity and impeccably smooth surfaces. Its variable inertia balance wheel oscillates at 28,800 vph, and is driven by a double-barrel system for greater torque stability. Inspired by the RM 35-01, the RM 35-02 emerged in response to a request from many Richard Mille customers for a self-winding mechanism at the heart of a Nadal calibre.
Designed for maximum bio compatibility, stability and resistance and compliant with REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) standards, the Quartz-TPT® Red adorning the RM 35-02 can withstand accelerations of up to 5,000 g’s.
The case of the RM 35-02 is water resistant to 50 meters, ensured by two Nitril O-ring seals. The case is assembled with 20 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in 316L stainless steel.