Alexander Zverev's ultralight Richard Mille RM 67-02 is teeing up
Tennis fans may have noticed: World No. 3 Alexander Zverev has been playing his tough brand with the Richard Mille he wears on his wrist since he became an ambassador in 2017, Mainly baseline tennis - like world number one Rafael Nadal, who has been a high-tech watch brand ambassador since 2010.
For the first few months as the new ambassador, Zverev wore a replica of Nadal's last watch, the RM 27-02. By the way, Olympic medalist and Richard Mille ambassador Wade Van Nichol also wore the RM 27-02 before getting his own luxury watch replica.
A few years ago, I gave a detailed technical description of the RM 27-02, which you can find in Richard Mille RM 27-02 For Rafael Nadal: The Quintessential Sports Tourbillon.
But now Zverev has his own version of the RM 67-02, which he made his debut at the 2018 Mutua Madrid Open, when he accelerated midway through the championship week in May without even dropping a set.
The Madrid clay-court tournament is not only characterized by being played in Nadal's home country; the tournament has some of the most interesting (and most valuable) trophies in tennis. Learn more in the world's No. 1 tennis player Rafael Nadal; Richard Mille RM 27-01, the world's most expensive sports watch; and the Ion Tiriac Trophy, the world's most expensive sports watch Sophisticated tennis trophy.
Zverev traveled to the Italian Open in Rome the following week (May 14-20, 2018) as the defending champion, eventually losing to Nadal in the Richard Mille final.fake watches for sale
Richard Mille RM 67-02 Incredibly light
Like all other sports ambassadors for Nadal and Richard Miller, Zverev is contractually obligated to wear his watch on the court. Like others before him, he found that these barely-there-than-air timepieces were barely visible on the wrist while playing: in fact, the RM 67-02 weighed no more than 32 grams! Strap included!
The RM 67-02 is the lightest automatic watch produced by Richard Mille. It is the flattest watch made by a high-tech brand. In case you were wondering, the lightest watch Richard Mille has ever produced is Rafael Nadal's hand-wound RM 27-02.
The lightness of the RM 67-02 is largely due to its shell made of TPT carbon and red quartz TPT – TPT, which stands for “Thin Layer Technology”, is a composite material created by stacking 600 layers of 45 micron dioxide Silicon layers are made to 120°C by adding resin before heating (to make the resin flow between the layers, "bonding" them together) and processing.Audemars Piguet replica
When the material cools again, the resin hardens, creating a fused, strong, lightweight material for the case. Machining is done in Richard Mille's own case factory in Switzerland.
Developed in collaboration with Saint-Gobain Quartz and Advalite, the craftsmanship and materials are exclusive to Richard Mille of the watch industry. Mille's team led the design and validation of the process, which earned it a J EC World 2016 Innovation Award.
Joshua Munchow discusses this material in detail in Surprising Quartz Uses: Richard Mille RM 011 Red TPT Quartz Automatic Flyback Chronograph.Patek Philippe replica watches