Day: February 6, 2021

Rafael Nadal Wears a Strapping New Watch

Welcome to Watches of the Week, where we’ll track the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches spotted on celebrities.

While Rafael Nadal’s new collaborative Richard Mille watch may be a few months old at this point, I thought the one he wore this week was something else— a completely new, special edition of the model, maybe. I was so convinced I emailed the folks over at RM who confirmed: nope! Same watch. Just a new strap. Which is a bigger deal than it sounds like! While some watch connoisseurs compare the strap to a car’s tires—functional and replaceable—Nadal makes the case that the strap is more like a fresh new paint job.

And while Rafa’s standard lagoon-blue strap played nicely with the watch’s orange and red accents, his new white strap dials up the contrast, makes the case appear darker in context, and turns a once funky-and-colorful piece into

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