Richard Mille RM 35-01 Codename: Rafael Nadal – Third of Six of the 2014 Lineup From RM

By Meor Amri Meor Ayob Photos from the internet Friday, January 24, 2014

This is the second collaboration between Richard Mille and Rafael Nadal. The first was the RM 027. Using the latest exotic material, the NTPT ® technology recently developed by Richard Mille, the watch case has a very interesting Damascus steel look to it.

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The watch utilizes the Calibre RMUL3, a skeleton manual winding movement. The RMUL3 is designed to absorb punishing impacts exceeding 5,000Gs. With the use of titanium grade 5 black PVD throughout the movement, Richard Mille was able to create a movement that weights an astonishingly low weight of just 4 grams. I do have one view with this particular piece. I was made to understand that the case-back for this watch is solid. If that is so, wouldn’t it be better if an automatic movement be a better option for this watch?



About The writer

Meor Amri is a Malaysian working in Malaysia. Having bitten by the horology bug in 2010, he has written extensively about the watch scene and has assembled a large collection of watches (excessively!!) on his own free time. His blogs on the same subject are: 1. 2. 3. 4.;;; and


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