On September 13, 2010, Rafael Nadal
defeated Novak Djokovic
on court at Flushing Meadows in the final of the US Open
. This victory brought the champion tennis player his ninth Grand Slam title
. Following his victories at Roland Garros and Wimbledon tournaments, for the 3rd time in a row, the winner held the trophy aloft with the Richard Mille RM 027 Tourbillon watch
on his wrist.
The 24-year old tennis star became the youngest player of the Open Era to gain victories in all four Grand Slam tournaments.
Rafael Nadal’s remarkable victory was witnessed by the RM 027 Tourbillon watch
. And not by chance - the timepiece is the lightest mechanical watch ever created. It is the first timekeeper to be featured on the wrist of a player in a Grand Slam.
Besides its extremely light weight
equal to just 18 grams
with the strap, the Richard Mille watch boasts utmost shock-resistance and offers supreme comfort on the wrist. The watch was born following years of thorough research. It has been conceived using high-tech materials, including LITAL for the moving parts and a carbon-based composite for the case. The reliability of the celebrity watch
has been tested during a top-level tennis match. The timepiece is limited to 50 pieces.
took an active part in designing and developing of the Richard Mille watch
to make sure it can perfectly withstand the most violent of blows during a tennis game.