Regardless of how he fares on the tennis circuit this year Rafael Nadal will at least have the new Richard Mille RM 35-01 to look forward to in 2014.
It was a few years ago now when Richard Mille and Rafael Nadal first made global news headlines, announcing a partnership that would see the latter sporting an incredible US$525,000 timepiece during all his professional matches.
Well, according to an article posted on the New York Times it seems that indeed he has. A police source quoted in the article said that hours after defeating Novak Dojkovic in the French Open grand slam final on Monday, Nadal returned to his hotel room – reportedly still in possession of the timepiece Richard Mille had lent him to wear during the tournament –and went to sleep. When he woke up in the morning however the US$370,000 timepiece was nowhere to be found.
In what can only be described as a fantastic outcome the 2011 Only Watch Auction held in Monaco on the 23rd of September has raised a staggering EUR 4.5 million for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy!
Rumours have emerged that the highly complex Richard Mille 027 Tourbillon gifted to tennis superstar Rafael Nadal was stolen a few weeks ago at the Toronto Tournament. The timepiece (which we first wrote about here) gained worldwide fame when it was first announced that it would adorn Nadal’s wrist during every game of every tournament he played.
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