BACK WITH A BLAST!
Following a first version rolled out in Quartz TPT®, the model boasting a butterfly rotor jazzes up its style with another high-tech material. Yet, efficiency’s still the name of the game.
As 2024 dawns and Rafael Nadal’s back with a blast on courts looking for new feats, Richard Mille unveils a new variation of its RM 35-03 Automatic Rafael Nadal fashioned, this time round, with a Carbon TPT® case. This composite, the brand’s technical signature, endows the watch with its assets of lightness and sturdiness, and infuses it with a one-of-a-kind spirit. The black and gray tones, along with the random pattern inherent to this material heighten the sporty look and, at the same time, add a dash of mystery. Inside the layered, skeletonized dial, the original geometry of the bridges becomes the scenescape for the hours and minutes ticking by, as well as for the can’t-do-without winding indicator and the function selector display.
The existence of a sapphire-crystal caseback unveils one of the secrets that gift the RMAL2 caliber with its awesome performances. This automatic movement boasts an innovative rotor. A tap on the pusher set at 7 o’clock shifts the timepiece’s center of gravity. As such, the oscillating weight changes from a classical semi-circle look to a butterfly. This action halts the winding process and ensures that the rotor doesn’t spin around at top speed anytime the wearer’s doing an intensive sporting activity. Effort and comfort are but one.