Rafael Nadal had a breathtaking victory against Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open Men's Final tournament. The win (his 21st Grand Slam title) means he surpasses both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic for the record of most Grand Slam titles in history. Not only did Rafael Nadal win, but he also did so in an expensive fashion.
A $1M Tourbillon watch developed for him by Richard Mille was spotted on Nadal's wrist. The watch, bearing Rafael Nadal's name, features a grade 5 titanium tourbillon movement held in place by a single 0.27mm steel cable woven into a net to mimic the structure of a tennis racket. The case is made of TitaCarb composite and a woven fabric strap.
We see that Nadal's RM27-04 features a bright blue strap, a black case, and a crown with an orange ring in the pictures. It is a lightweight timepiece weighing only 30g. This enables Nadal to wear the watch while playing, as he did in the final tournament. Moreover, it is perfect for the athlete to show his endorsement of the Swiss watchmaking brand.
The watch was introduced in 2020 as a 50-piece limited edition with a price tag of $1,050,000. However, its value has increased significantly since then.