Richard Mille’s respect for Rafael Nadal continues from year to year. Relaying on the spirit of the legendary RM 027 (Mille’s first watch for Rafa), this new hand-wound RM 35-01 sports a carbon case manufactured using the proprietary NTPT technology recently developed by Mille providing not only housing exceptional rigidity in all directions but also gives the case a unique impressive grained design. The NTPT carbon case (announced by RM October 2013) consists of several layers of parallel filaments of carbon of a thickness of 30 microns, then impregnated with a resin stacked on a specific machine which modifies the fiber orientation of 45 ° between two layers.
The watch is powered by a Calibre RMUL3 skeleton manual winding movement that weighs just four grams and comes crafted in titanium grade 5 black PVD.
Richard Mille RM 35-01, specially designed for Rafael Nadal will be seen on his wrist during the Open and will be available in the near future at an undisclosed price from select Mille dealers.