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Richard Mille Rafael Nadal in 2016

Richard Mille Rafael Nadal in 2016
For the tennis champion, 2016 looks as if it will prove to be more auspicious.

Rafa, a legend of Roland Garros, is not only a partner but also a close friend of Richard Mille, as are all the partners who work with the brand in the development of these exceptional timepieces. Richard Mille supports Rafael Nadal wholeheartedly, during wins or defeats and has done so from the beginning of their partnership and even beyond his tennis career. 2015 was a great year for Rafael Nadal and Richard Mille who created the RM 27-02, launched during Roland Garros.

Named the Rafael Nadal, this watch allowed the brand to make major advances in terms of movement construction with a monobloc baseplate, the use of TPT quartz® and a tourbillon caliber capable of resisting shocks of up to 5000g.
Rafael Nadal no longer likes playing without his watch. His ”Lucky RM Charm” has become a necessity for the player who is known for his rituals.

The 2015 Richard Mille/Rafael Nadal season was also marked by the auction of their RM 27-02 prototype at Only Watch. Rafa donated his match attire to the Monegasque Association against Myopathies and which was provided to the successful bidder of his watch.

One thing is apparent: the New Year marked the return of Rafa to his best level. At the end of 2015, Rafa found his form during his excellent performance at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). Roger Federer had no hesitation about the Spanish player’s abilities who “shows his best tennis on the Grand Slam tournaments”. Feelings confirmed by Rafael’s uncle Toni Nadal: “ last month, he was not so far from the time he was number one. “
The return to top of the Mallorcan is confirmed again on January 2nd with his 3rd victory at the Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament where the Spanish player offered an outstanding performance against Milos Raonic (7-6, 6-3, in just 1 hour and 30 mins).

His humility and his determination to reach and stay at the top of the world tennis ranking proves the engagement of Rafael Nadal: “If you are number one, you must constantly improve your performance because you know others are working hard too. We wish all the best for 2016 to our friend Rafael. We hope he will regain the first position in the ATP ranking, and continue to thrill us during some great Grand Slam finals”. According to Richard Mille.
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