The Spaniard wore the $1million Richard Mille Rafa watch when he won the Australian Open

Rafael Nadal had a very expensive watch on his arm when he won the Australian Open title with the $1million (around £741,000) Richard Mille watch.

The 21-time Grand Slam winner has a long and highly successful relationship with the luxury watchmaker, as he has been the brand’s ambassador since 2010.

And on Sunday, he donned the $1million Richard Mille Rafa RM 27-04 Tourbillon – a replica of the watch he wore when he won a 13th Roland Garros title in 2020.

According to the Richard Mille website, the watch is the “RM 27-04 Tourbillon hand-wound Rafael Nadal” and it was launched in 2020 to mark the “10th anniversary of the partnership between Rafael Nadal and Richard Mille”.

The Swiss company was quick to congratulate the new Grand Slam record holder after beating Daniil Medvedev at the Rod Laver Arena.

Richard Mille RM 27-04 Hand-wound Tourbillon Rafael Nadal
Zoom on the RM 27-04 Tourbillon hand-wound Rafael Nadal (Credit: Richard Mille official website)

The watch has a blue strap, black case and orange crown and weighs just 30 grams (one ounce).

The site adds that “the mainplate and the bridges are made of grade 5 titanium, a biocompatible alloy, highly resistant to corrosion and remarkably rigid, which guarantees the perfect functioning of the gear train”.

The case is made of Richard Mille: TitaCarb® high-performance polyamide reinforced with up to 38.5% carbon fibre.

If you have $1 million in spare change and want to buy one, know that there are only 50 coins available and you can only buy them in Richard Mille boutiques.

Floyd N. Morlan