Rafael Nadal Watch Collection

Rafael Nadal Parera is a retired professional tennis player from Spain. He held the world No. 1 singles ranking for 209 weeks by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has held the year-end No. 1 position for five times. Rafael claims an inspiring record of 22 Grand Slam men’s singles titles. 

He boasts an impressive 14 victories at the French Open, establishing a record for the most titles at Roland Garros. Astonishingly, Rafael is one of the two male players who achieved the Career Golden Slam in singles.

Rafael Nadal is a famous tennis player. Time Magazine recognized his impact and influence and included him in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2022. They mentioned that he has a net worth of about $220 million. Also, he earned nearly $134.6 million from winning tennis tournaments.

Rafael Nadal really likes watches, especially expensive ones. He’s partnered with a luxury brand called Richard Mille. They even made a special collection of watches just for him, called the Richard Mille RM 27-04 Tourbillon. These watches are known for their unique design, fancy materials, and the fact that they can handle tough situations.

The Rafael Nadal watch collection imitates his energetic and dynamic personality. For instance, the RM 27-04 Tourbillion has shock resistance features and lightweight construction, making it appropriate for the extreme demands of tennis. With a total worth of $6,224,950, his collection exemplifies precision and innovation.

Moreover, the watches in Rafael’s collection have cutting-edge materials, such as Quartz TPT and carbon TPT, displaying the amalgamation of aesthetic appeal and high-performance engineering. 

Game, Set, Watch: Rafael Nadal’s Style Evolution Beyond Tennis

Here is the list of watches available in Rafael Nadal watch collection:

1.Richard Mille RM 027

Rafael Nadal wearing Richard Mille RM 027

Rafa Nadal wore a watch for the first time while playing tennis in 2010. It was the time when he, in collaboration with Richard Mille, tried testing the watch in a real-world tennis condition to make sure it was not causing any troubles during the match. 

At that time, this Richard Mille timepiece weighed less than 20 grams (along with the strap), and it was considered the most lightweight watch. The tourbillon movement of this watch was constructed with LITAL® alloy and titanium, an alloy high in lithium, which made it incredibly light. You can also find this watch in the collection of Jay Z

  • Price: $1,419,950
  • Water Resistance: 300 meters
  • Diameter: 48mm x 39.70mm x 11.85mm
  • Release Date:  2010

2. Richard Mille RM 27-01

Rafael Nadal wearing Richard Mille RM 27-01

Richard Mille released this watch in 2013. By doing so, they transcended their record for producing the lightest watch by releasing Richard Mille RM 27-01 “Rafael Nadal.” The weight of the watch was merely 18.83 grams, including the strap. This one runs on 27-01 manual wind tourbillion movement. Even Jay Z is a fan of this watch and wears it proudly.  

  • Price: $7,40,000
  • Water Resistance: 300 meters
  • Diameter: 0.35mm
  • Release Date:  2013

3. Richard Mille RM 27-02

Rafael Nadal wearing Richard Mille RM 27-02

The RM 27 line by Richard Mille got another update with the introduction of this timepiece. The watch matches the aggressive playing style of the tennis player. Its case is made partially of TPT Quartz, the first time it has ever been used for a watch. The alternating layers of carbon fiber and TPT Quartz (approximately 600) has created the marbleized look of the case. This offers an artistic and unique look to the timepiece.

  • Price: $1,300,000
  • Water Resistance: 300 meters
  • Diameter: 47.77 x 39.7 x 12.25
  • Release Date:  2016

4. Richard Mille RM 27-03

Rafael Nadal wearing Richard Mille RM 27-03

Out of all the Richard Mille watches, the yellow and red combination of the TPT Quartz case of this watch was designed to pay tribute to Rafael’s home country and the colors of the Spanish flag. This specific RM came with its innovations and aesthetics. The tourbillon movement of this watch comes with the shock absorbing tendency of up to 10,000 g’s. Ed Sheeran was also seen wearing this watch in one of his concerts. 

  • Price: $7,25,000
  • Water Resistance: 300 meters
  • Diameter: 47.77 x 40.33 mm
  • Release Date:  2017

5. Richard Mille RM 27-04

Rafael Nadal wearing Richard Mille RM 27-04

The watch designed by Richard Mille was released to honour the tenth year of Richard Mille and Rafael Nadal’s beautiful partnership. Limited to 50 pieces, this aesthetic-looking timepiece’s dial features the reminiscences of tennis racket strings. These metal mesh strings are used in holding the movement intact.

  • Price: $1,050,000
  • Water Resistance: 300 meters
  • Diameter: 38.40 x 47.25 mm
  • Release Date:  2020

6. Richard Mille RM 35-03 Blue

Rafael Nadal wearing Richard Mille RM 35-03 Blue

Contrary to RM 27 line of Richard Mille watches, which had manual winding tourbillons, the RM 35-03 provides an automatic option (excluding the tourbillon). The skeletonized automatic movement has the brand’s patented butterfly rotor. It also features a function selector and a sport mode. The butterfly rotor lets you vary the rotor geometry on your own, thereby controlling the winding of movement as per your activity. 

  • Price: $220,000
  • Water Resistance: 50 meters
  • Diameter: 43 x 49 mm
  • Release Date:  2021

7. Richard Mille RM11-03

Rafael Nadal wearing Richard Mille RM11-03

This rose gold model of Richard Mille RM11-03 comes with a skeletonized automatic movement, displaying seconds, minutes, and hours. It comprises a flyback chronograph, a 12-hour totalizer, a month indicator, a 60-minute countdown timer at 9 o’clock, an oversized date display, and a variable-geometry rotor. Apart from him, Dan Bilzerian was also spotted wearing this fascinating timepiece. 

  • Price: $770,000
  • Water Resistance: 50 meters
  • Diameter: 49.94 x 44.50 mm
  • Release Date:  2018

What Watches Rafael Nadal Own?

Apart from playing tennis, Rafael Nadal also likes to stump people with his choice of watches. His collaboration with Richard Mille adds a layer of sophistication and prestige to his public image. His watch collection predominantly comprises Richard Mille limited edition timepieces, with the RM 27-04 Tourbillon being the flagship model.

This signature watch is acknowledged for its durability, lightweight, and innovative design, making it adequate for the extreme conditions of professional sport.  

Given the craftsmanship and exclusivity associated with watches from Richard Mille, it’s not uncommon for each timepiece to range between six or seven figures as far as their cost is concerned. 

From the Author

Rafael Nadal’s watch collection exudes his refined taste for high-end accessories just like his taste for victory in tennis match. His collection substantially emphasizes luxury sports watches, aligning with his profession. 

Besides Richard Mille, Rafael Nadal is also associated with other luxury brands, including Emporio Armani. This showcases his diverse taste in watches. This variety suggests that the tennis player appreciates different aesthetics and styles. 

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