Richard Mille RM035 Rafael Nadal “Black Toro”
The seven-year-strong collaboration between Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal and Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille has resulted in a series of record-smashing 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.
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. The RM 035 Black Toro is a numbered, 50-piece limited edition and is available exclusively at Richard Mille retailers throughout the Americas.