The material is produced by a company called Swiss Richard Mille RM 35-02 Rafael Nadal Quartz-TPT Replica Watch For Sale (North Thin Ply Technology), and the case is then machined at Richard Mille’s ProArt facility that we visited here, where nearly all the brand’s cases, and also some baseplates, bridges, and other components are produced.
Richard Mille RM 35-02 Rafael Nadal Quartz-TPT Replica Watch chose the run-up to the French Open tennis tournament for the announcement of the latest in one of their most famous and representative family of watches, the Rafael Nadal line, for the tennis champion and brand ambassador.
Due to the use of “Quartz” in the name, it is perhaps important to note up front that this is a mechanical watch – just in case you never heard of Richard Mille RM 35-02 Replica Watch and were confused despite the images that show the movement from front and back.
You can see the white highlights layered in the case, and that is the undyed quartz, with the red color achieved by a resin also developed by NTPT. Richard Mille claims that this material can “withstand accelerations of up to 5,000g’s.” Mind you, while they do put all prototypes through a fair number of shock and drop tests, you probably won’t want to test the Richard Mille RM 35-02 Rafael Nadal Quartz-TPT for 4,999g’s.
Quartz refers to the case material, and it’s not the first time for the mineral to find its way into a Richard Mille Replica Watch case – see this also bright red RM 011 watch, for example.