The seven-year-strong collaboration between Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal (aka El Toro) and Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille has resulted in a series of record-setting tourbillons, as well as trail-blazing manual-winding watches. This season, following the victory at Roland Garros that made Nadal the first man in history to win a single Grand Slam tennis tournament 10 times, Richard Mille expands its series saluting “El Toro” with two RM 035 Rafael Nadal limited editions.
RM 035 Black Toro: Following the lead of the very first RM 035 Rafael Nadal, which was housed in a deep black magnesium alloy case, the new RM 035 Black Toro is a strong yet light-weight timepiece with a dark presence. The top and bottom bezels of the tripartite case are crafted in black TZP, a ceramic that is blasted for matte effect. An NTPT carbon crown with black rubber protector, a satin-finished black DLC titanium buckle paired with a black rubber strap, and black inner bezel complete the noir look. The watch’s satin-finished red gold case middle adds a subtly bright dimension, while its sapphire caseback allows the skeletonized manual-winding movement to be admired from every angle.
RM 035 Gold Toro: Satin-finished 18-karat rose gold forms the tripartite, tonneau-shaped case of the RM 035 Gold Toro. The timepiece’s crown, buckle and hands are also crafted in the precious metal. Presented on a black rubber strap with matching crown protector, the watch’s skeletonized movement is visible from the front and back thanks to its sapphire caseback.
The RM 035 Black Toro and RM 035 Gold Toro are both numbered, 50-piece limited editions. The timepieces are available now exclusively at Richard Mille boutiques and authorized Richard Mille retailers throughout the Americas.
- Dimensions: 48 x 39.70 x 12.25mm
- RMUL1 skeletonized manual-winding movement
- Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds
- Power reserve: approximately 55 hours
- Baseplate, bridges and balance cock in grade 5 titanium
- Free sprung balance with variable inertia
- Double barrel system
- Frequency: 28,800vph (4 Hz)
- Spline screws in grade 5 titanium for the case and bridges
- Interior flanges in carbon fiber
- Water-resistant to 5 ATM
- Black rubber strap