RM 27-01 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal

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RM 27-01 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal

Brand  : Richard Mille
Collection  : RM 27
Model  : RM 27-01 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal
Reference  :
Nber of pieces : 50
Complement : Carbon Nanotubes - Velcro
On sale : 2013

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  • Brand  : Richard Mille
    Collection  : RM 27
    Model  : RM 27-01 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal
    Reference  :
    Nber of pieces : 50
    Complement : Carbon Nanotubes - Velcro
    On sale : 2013
    List Price : 758 500 €
    Height : 45.98 mm
    Width : 38.920 mm
    Thickness : 10.05 mm
    Styles : High Horology
    Sporty
    Atypical
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : RM27-01
    Calibre distinction : Cable-suspension mechanism
    Complication : Tourbillon
    Skeleton
    Case material : Anthracite polymer injected with carbon nanotubes
    Shape : Tonneau
    Display : Skeleton hands
    Indexes : Luminescent
    Dots
    Glass : Sapphire
    Antireflective coating
    Strap material : Velcro
    Strap color : Charcoal
    + More characteristics : Movement
    Weight: circa 3.5 g
    Dimensions: 27.20 mm x 21.72 mm
    Thickness: 5.04 mm
    Tourbillon diameter: 12.30 mm
    Balance diameter: 10.00 mm
    Number of jewels: 19
    Balance: in Glucydur. with 2 arms and 4 setting screws
    Moment of inertia: 11.50 mg.cm2. angle of lift 53°
    Frequency: 3 Hz (21.600 vph)
    Balance spring: in ELINVAR by Nivarox®
    Shock absorbers: Kif Elastor by KE 160 B28
    Barrel shafts: in nickel-free Chronifer (DIN x 46 Cr13 + S). with the following characteristics: stainless. non-magnetic. tempered
    Power reserve: 45 hours (±10%)
    Baseplate in grade 5 titanium and bridges in aluminium-lithium
    Baseplate attached to the case by 4 braided steel cables. each with a diameter of just 0.35 mm
    Free sprung balance with variable inertia
    Fast rotating barrel (6 hours per revolution instead of 7.5 hours)
    Barrel with progressive recoil
    Winding barrel teeth and centre-wheel pinion with central involute profileSpline screws in grade 5 titanium for the bridges

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  • THE TOURBILLON RM 27-01 RAFAEL NADAL WATCH

    The partnership between Rafael Nadal and Richard Mille has led to a string of successes, on the courts for the Majorcan tennis champion, notably with his 7th successive victory at the French Open in 2012, and in the watchmaking sphere for Richard Mille, with the Tourbillon RM 027 Rafael Nadal timepiece, renowned for its extreme lightness, or the Chronofiable® certified RM 035 Rafael Nadal, which can resist accelerations of over 5,000 G without detriment to any aspect of its performance.

    In 2013, Richard Mille will present the Tourbillon RM 27-01 also designed in collaboration with Rafael Nadal. An exceptional creation, it pushes the concepts of lightness and strength to the ultimate extreme.

    The caliber RM27-01 is a triumph of engineering and technology. Its complex, original architecture is the result of Richard Mille’s determination to create a movement held in total suspension in the heart of its case. Inspired by suspended civil engineering infrastructures, Richard Mille wanted to adapt these modes of construction to the watchmaking sphere, occupying a space of just a few tens of millimetres. After many months of development, Richard Mille’s movement engineers gave tangible form to this avant-garde concept, positioning it indisputably as one of the most innovative architectural constructions of recent years.

    The RM 27-01 Rafael Nadal has a baseplate attached to the case by four braided steel cables just 0.35 mm in diameter. This structure combines strength and flexibility to protect the movement, which weighs just 3.5 grammes, thanks to the use of grade 5 titanium for the baseplate and tourbillon carriage, and of aluminium-lithium for the barrel bridges and gear-trains.

    These cables are held taut by means of an ingenious mechanism of tensioners (located at 3 and 9 o’clock) and pulleys, which act like pylons positioned at the four corners of the movement. Each cable is fixed to the tensioner, and passes over the upper pulley and into the movement, before returning via the lower pulley to finish in the lower flange. Once the watchmaker has threaded the cables, he tensions them by rotating the central tensioner ring with a special tool.

    The installation and tensioning of the cables are extremely delicate operations. Excessive tension could break the cables and attachments at any time and damage the movement, while insufficient tension could put the movement into a resonance phase, disturbing its chronometric performance.

    Designed to stay in suspension inside its case, this exceptional caliber can withstand accelerations of over 5,000 G.

    The RM 27-01 weighs just 19 grammes, Velcro® strap included. This feat was made possible by the material selected for the case. Carbon has the place of honour in the composition of the RM 27-01’s case, which features a monobloc back. Its anthracite colour is due to the high concentration of carbon nanotubes. The result: perfect resistance to shocks and scratches, and the comfort that is vital to Rafael Nadal during his tournaments, all of which he now plays with an RM 27-01 on his wrist.

    The RM 27-01, available in carbon nanotubes and supplied on a Velcro® strap, is available in a limited edition of 50 timepieces.

    A NEW NAMING SYSTEM FOR RICHARD MILLE WATCHES
    In 2001, Richard Mille created the first watch in the collection: the tourbillon RM 001. This exceptional, efficient timepiece, which refuses all compromise and artifice, and features the hand-applied finishes required by very fine watchmaking tradition, helped define the values of the brand and laid the foundations of a new millennium in watchmaking. Eleven years later, the range is composed of almost 50 models, all designed, developed and produced by the Richard Mille brand. From tourbillon calibers to automatic movements, Richard Mille timepieces translate a watchmaker’s vision of various industries, such as automobiles, sport, aeronautics and sailing.
    Richard Mille has decided to rethink the names of his watches in 2013 in order to classify them in families according to their characteristic themes and complications. For example, the models in the RM 011 family, all automatic sport watches equipped with a flyback chronograph, will be renamed the RM 11-01, RM 11-02, etc. Meanwhile, those in the RM 056 family of tourbillon calibers featuring sapphire-crystal cases will henceforth be known as the RM 56-01, RM 56-02, and so on.
    These new names will also be extended to the brand’s new collections.
  • THE TOURBILLON RM 27-01 RAFAEL NADAL WATCH

    The partnership between Rafael Nadal and Richard Mille has led to a string of successes, on the courts for the Majorcan tennis champion, notably with his 7th successive victory at the French Open in 2012, and in the watchmaking sphere for Richard Mille, with the Tourbillon RM 027 Rafael Nadal timepiece, renowned for its extreme lightness, or the Chronofiable® certified RM 035 Rafael Nadal, which can resist accelerations of over 5,000 G without detriment to any aspect of its performance.

    In 2013, Richard Mille will present the Tourbillon RM 27-01 also designed in collaboration with Rafael Nadal. An exceptional creation, it pushes the concepts of lightness and strength to the ultimate extreme.

    The caliber RM27-01 is a triumph of engineering and technology. Its complex, original architecture is the result of Richard Mille’s determination to create a movement held in total suspension in the heart of its case. Inspired by suspended civil engineering infrastructures, Richard Mille wanted to adapt these modes of construction to the watchmaking sphere, occupying a space of just a few tens of millimetres. After many months of development, Richard Mille’s movement engineers gave tangible form to this avant-garde concept, positioning it indisputably as one of the most innovative architectural constructions of recent years.

    The RM 27-01 Rafael Nadal has a baseplate attached to the case by four braided steel cables just 0.35 mm in diameter. This structure combines strength and flexibility to protect the movement, which weighs just 3.5 grammes, thanks to the use of grade 5 titanium for the baseplate and tourbillon carriage, and of aluminium-lithium for the barrel bridges and gear-trains.

    These cables are held taut by means of an ingenious mechanism of tensioners (located at 3 and 9 o’clock) and pulleys, which act like pylons positioned at the four corners of the movement. Each cable is fixed to the tensioner, and passes over the upper pulley and into the movement, before returning via the lower pulley to finish in the lower flange. Once the watchmaker has threaded the cables, he tensions them by rotating the central tensioner ring with a special tool.

    The installation and tensioning of the cables are extremely delicate operations. Excessive tension could break the cables and attachments at any time and damage the movement, while insufficient tension could put the movement into a resonance phase, disturbing its chronometric performance.

    Designed to stay in suspension inside its case, this exceptional caliber can withstand accelerations of over 5,000 G.

    The RM 27-01 weighs just 19 grammes, Velcro® strap included. This feat was made possible by the material selected for the case. Carbon has the place of honour in the composition of the RM 27-01’s case, which features a monobloc back. Its anthracite colour is due to the high concentration of carbon nanotubes. The result: perfect resistance to shocks and scratches, and the comfort that is vital to Rafael Nadal during his tournaments, all of which he now plays with an RM 27-01 on his wrist.

    The RM 27-01, available in carbon nanotubes and supplied on a Velcro® strap, is available in a limited edition of 50 timepieces.

    A NEW NAMING SYSTEM FOR RICHARD MILLE WATCHES
    In 2001, Richard Mille created the first watch in the collection: the tourbillon RM 001. This exceptional, efficient timepiece, which refuses all compromise and artifice, and features the hand-applied finishes required by very fine watchmaking tradition, helped define the values of the brand and laid the foundations of a new millennium in watchmaking. Eleven years later, the range is composed of almost 50 models, all designed, developed and produced by the Richard Mille brand. From tourbillon calibers to automatic movements, Richard Mille timepieces translate a watchmaker’s vision of various industries, such as automobiles, sport, aeronautics and sailing.
    Richard Mille has decided to rethink the names of his watches in 2013 in order to classify them in families according to their characteristic themes and complications. For example, the models in the RM 011 family, all automatic sport watches equipped with a flyback chronograph, will be renamed the RM 11-01, RM 11-02, etc. Meanwhile, those in the RM 056 family of tourbillon calibers featuring sapphire-crystal cases will henceforth be known as the RM 56-01, RM 56-02, and so on.
    These new names will also be extended to the brand’s new collections.
  • Brand  : Richard Mille
    Collection  : RM 27
    Model  : RM 27-01 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal
    Reference  :
    Nber of pieces : 50
    Complement : Carbon Nanotubes - Velcro
    On sale : 2013
    List Price : 758 500 €
    Height : 45.98 mm
    Width : 38.920 mm
    Thickness : 10.05 mm
    Styles : High Horology
    Sporty
    Atypical
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : RM27-01
    Calibre distinction : Cable-suspension mechanism
    Complication : Tourbillon
    Skeleton
    Case material : Anthracite polymer injected with carbon nanotubes
    Shape : Tonneau
    Display : Skeleton hands
    Indexes : Luminescent
    Dots
    Glass : Sapphire
    Antireflective coating
    Strap material : Velcro
    Strap color : Charcoal
    More characteristics : Movement
    Weight: circa 3.5 g
    Dimensions: 27.20 mm x 21.72 mm
    Thickness: 5.04 mm
    Tourbillon diameter: 12.30 mm
    Balance diameter: 10.00 mm
    Number of jewels: 19
    Balance: in Glucydur. with 2 arms and 4 setting screws
    Moment of inertia: 11.50 mg.cm2. angle of lift 53°
    Frequency: 3 Hz (21.600 vph)
    Balance spring: in ELINVAR by Nivarox®
    Shock absorbers: Kif Elastor by KE 160 B28
    Barrel shafts: in nickel-free Chronifer (DIN x 46 Cr13 + S). with the following characteristics: stainless. non-magnetic. tempered
    Power reserve: 45 hours (±10%)
    Baseplate in grade 5 titanium and bridges in aluminium-lithium
    Baseplate attached to the case by 4 braided steel cables. each with a diameter of just 0.35 mm
    Free sprung balance with variable inertia
    Fast rotating barrel (6 hours per revolution instead of 7.5 hours)
    Barrel with progressive recoil
    Winding barrel teeth and centre-wheel pinion with central involute profileSpline screws in grade 5 titanium for the bridges

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