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The watch of almost a million with which Rafa Nadal was crowned in Melbourne

Rafa Nadal never ceases to amaze the world. Months after having to use crutches to walk and against all odds, the Spanish tennis player was crowned champion of the Australian Open and expanded his legend by becoming the only player with 21 Grand Slams to his name, beating Djokovic and Federer and becoming the best in history. He suffered a lot to come back and beat Medvedev , an epic victory that came with a watch worth almost a million euros on his right wrist.

It could not be otherwise, as Nadal is used to wearing Richard Mille watches in all the majors that he has played for many years. The man from Manacor has collaborated with the firm since 2008 and it seems that this alliance has given him enough luck… In the final against the Russian, Nadal wore the RM 27-04 model, a limited edition of 50 units and with a price of almost one million euros.

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It is the brand itself that tells that it has developed this watch for Rafa Nadal with the aim of reconciling lightness and resistance with a weight of 30 grams. The mainplate and its bridges are made of grade five titanium, a biocompatible alloy that is highly resistant to corrosion and very strong. Its alloy is composed of 90% titanium, 6% aluminum and 4% vanadium.

As a curiosity, the watch with which Nadal won the grand final is not the same with which he started the tournament in Melbourne, because for his debut the Balearic opted for the RM 35-03 Automatic model of almost 200,000 euros whose novelty is the ‘ butterfly rotor’, a new winding mechanism that allows direct control of the winding of the automatic movement. “This is a completely new way of maintaining the link with the watch in any circumstance,” explained Richard Mille, who obviously provides these watches to Nadal based on their collaboration agreement, so the tennis player does not pay for them as such.

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