Weighing in at less than 27 grams, this limited edition piece is quite certainly the lightest tourbillon to ever hit the market. World-renowned tennis champion Rafael Nadal tested this spectacular watch that was made specifically for him by Richard Mille. With only 50 in existence, the RM027-RN is one of the hardest and most exclusive watches one can obtain. Immediately recognizable to the most elite watch connoisseurs is the RM27 tourbillon, yet it remains relatively understated. The inspiration behind this skillfully designed piece was the force used during high-intensity tennis matches. This watch features a skeletonized dial encased in high volumes of carbon and Grade-5 titanium spline screws that provide the ultimate protection for the tourbillon movement, housed within. Made of titanium and a specially compounded LITAL alloy comprised of aluminium, copper, magnesium, and zirconium, the movement is ultra lightweight yet strong and flexible, enabling superb shock resistance.This watch is not only aesthetically pleasing, but was also designed with the wearer in mind to maximize comfort and practicality. The present example is number 31/50 making it highly rare, and is accompanied by the original presentation box and guarantee papers.
A very rare and important ultra-light tourbillon wristwatch with presentation box and certificate
Case, dial and movement signed
The case/bracelet: The case is in excellent condition. Under magnification, a small scratch is visible at the top of the case measuring approximately 1mm in length and visible under certain lighting conditions. All spline screws are perfectly intact with no scratches visible. The side of the case has developed what appears to be a greyish colored patina that would likely come off through a gentle cleaning. A minor imperfection is found on the 2 o’clock position on the side of the case that might either be dirt or an imperfection formed during the manufacturing process. The original Richard Mille strap is in very good condition with minor traces of previous wear. The Richard Mille tang buckle is original and in excellent condition. The dial: The dial consisting of the outer flange is in mint condition with no imperfections. The movement: The movement is pristine and in as new condition. The movement is currently running.