Despite the slim case, the RM033 has fantastic volume to it. The “spline screws” that hold the bezel, case-band and case-back together force the case-band to possess protruding tunnels to the screws to go through, while anyplace else on the case’s side, lots of substance has been removed. This negative distance really adds volume to the RM033 — with bare eyes, or perhaps searching through a large magnification loupe or macro lens at smaller parts of the instance, there is simply so much to look at and appreciate.The five-prong torque screws of this bezel sit in their small valleys, surrounded by extremely fine grained, beveled and polished curves — all eight of them. Four just hold the bezel, but one in every lug seems to repair the lugs into the case-band and case-back. The latter is one solid piece that includes the curve to maneuver under the lugs, that is the traditional and highly ergonomic curved case profile which Richard Mille Watches Weight Replica has on all its watches, however thin.The crown is massive and intricately crafted from unusual stuff: the black piece is ceramic and the detailing is in a substance that matches the case — here it’s an 18k white gold spike. The ceramic even has alternating finishing which is something I have not seen done on such a little bit. This crown must be so ridiculously hard to source and get right that matters like this will hardly ever be present on even mid-five figure watches — it just won’t be, because performers at the vast majority of other luxury brands do not even dare think of stuff like this, and especially not with these regularity.While functionality-wise the crown is solid as it needs to be, with dual O-rings plus an entirely over-engineered clickyness to it, it took me a good while to get used to its appearances — it just leaves the whole watch more feminine in my eyes at least, though I’m sure it wouldn’t stand out this much when the watch was on a black strap (more on the strap in a bit).
Without fail Rafael Nadal will have on his right wrist a Richard Mille Diamond Watches Replica wristwatch – the Spaniard plays left-handed – while he is on court, even during major tournaments. Richard Mille has just unveiled the latest timepiece created for the tennis champ, the RM 27-03 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal.
Like last year’s time-only RM 35-02 Nadal, the new tourbillon has a red and yellow colour palette, a nod to Nadal’s home country, while the spherical yellow crown is modelled on a tennis ball.
Made of Quartz TPT, a carbon composite, the case gets its colour from the resins used to bind the carbon fibres inside the material. The case measures 40.3mm wide and 47.77mm long, while standing 12.75mm high, making it slightly wider than the preceding RM 27-02 Nadal tourbillon.
The movement base plate is made from a similar composite material, being an novel “unibody” structure where the base plate and case band are one piece, a construction first used in the RM 27-02. The angular titanium bridge on the front is a stylised bull’s head, Nadal’s personal emblem and also an animal symbolic of Spain.
Like all of Richard Mille’s tourbillon calibres, the movement is produced by Renaud & Papi, the movement specialist owned by Audemars Piguet. It is hand-wound with a 70-hour power reserve.
Price and availability
Limited to 50 pieces, the RM 27-03 is priced at SFr710,000 before taxes, equivalent to US$731,000.