A new engineering feat! The fourth opus of the collection explores state-of-the-art technical potentials with its groundbreaking caliber and its “on demand” variable geometry rotor.


richard mille rm 35 03 nadal blue sideTaking direct action on the architecture of an oscillating weight and controlling the winding of a movement based on your sports activity is the technical feat that Richard Mille has finalized following three years of development. Thanks to the RM 35-03 Automatic Rafael Nadal watch, complexity is now geared towards simplicity. A tap on the pusher set at 7 o’clock shifts the timepiece’s center of gravity. And, the result? The RMAL2 caliber rotor mutes from a traditional-looking rotor, aka semi-circle, to one that takes on a butterfly shape. This action interrupts the winding process and prevents the oscillating weight from rotating at incredible speed whenever intensive sport is in play. The sapphire-crystal caseback invites to delight in this instantaneous metamorphosis.

richard mille rm 35 03 nadal white faceTo optimize timepiece adjustment, a pusher at 2 o’clock completes the automatic movement control system. A single tap lets the wearer switch to W mode, wind, to N mode, neutral, and to H mode for setting the time.

richard mille rm 35 03 nadal blue casebackThis masterpiece of fine watchmaking enjoys design that’s on a par with performance. The case (43.15 x 49.95 mm) available in blue or white Quartz TPT®, featuring a caseband fashioned in the same material or in Carbon TPT®, protects a remarkable mechanical composition with great style. On the skeletonized dial, the openworked hour and minute hands hover over a colored, cross-shaped geometric scenescape. An on/off position indicator at 6 o’clock lets the wearer quickly know whether the rotor is enabled or not. The watch is ready and raring to accompany you in all your feats!

Price: CHF195,000 VAT-exclu. richardmille.com

richard mille rm 35 03 nadal rafaBy Dan Diaconu