Day: September 27, 2020

Rafael Nadal Wore His Brand New Million-Dollar Watch to the French Open

A summer absent of all our regular warm-weather activities has given way to a post-Labor Day calendar of nonstop sports events—and, of course, releases from our favorite brands and watchmakers. This week, the two combined as Rafael Nadal took to the court at Roland Garros for the French Open in a brand spanking new Richard Mille piece. The watch commemorates the duo’s 10-year partnership, and is the fifth between them. Subtlety has never been within Richard Mille’s wheelhouse; accordingly, many of the Nadal watches play into the brand’s bold and expressive philosophy. Before the new RM 27-04, the RM 27-03 was tiger striped with the red and yellow of the Spanish flag as an homage to Nadal’s home country. This new watch uses a steel wire that criss-crosses across the face of the piece 38 times to create a tennis racquet effect because… Rafa is a tennis player. Richard

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