The watch celebrates Nadal and Richard Mille’s 10-year-long partnership in a major way: the watch cost $1.05 million and it’s a limited-edition timepiece with only 50 being sold. One of those highly-coveted pieces is now on the wrist of Drake.
Thereof, is Rafa Nadal sponsored by Richard Mille?
The Spanish Nadal is no stranger to wearing a watch on the court; he has been doing this ever since he struck up a deal to become a brand ambassador for Richard Mille. The brand insists that all of its ambassadors wear their watches during play, driving, diving or whatever the sport may be.
Correspondingly, why Richard Mille is so expensive?
The Core Elements of a Richard Mille Watch
While the brand may enjoy celebrity endorsements, the key to the price tag of Richard Mille watches really is in the core elements of the timepieces: the design, the materials, and the technical elegance of the movement.
Who wears most expensive watch?
Having said that, let’s take a look at five of the most expensive celebrity watches:
- Virat Kohli’s Rolex Daytona. A gentleman’s choice of timepiece says much about him. …
- Kylie Jenner’s 18KT White Gold Patek Philippe. …
- Drake’s Richard Mille RM 69. …
- Cristiano Ronaldo’s Franck Muller. …
- Jay Z’s Patek Philippe.
Critical to Nadal’s partnership with Richard Mille is the brand’s ability to create “watches that are amazingly resistant, because tennis can involve very violent arm and wrist movements,” Nadal said via a press release. … The RM 27-04 features a movement that can withstand a gravitational force of 12,000 Gs.
On the resale market, Mille consistently goes up in value. Hiaeve told Insider he’s seen some go from $100,000 to $120,000, up 20% to 30%, every few months. … Not just because they are beautiful, but because they also retain their value.
Is a Richard Mille watch worth investing in? Undoubtedly the answer is yes, despite being a relatively young brand, the costs of these watches far exceed other watchmakers, largely not only because of their technology and innovation but also because of the quality of the materials with which they are used.
The manufacturer only uses stainless steel for a small selection of watches. … The way Patek Philippe watches are created means their production takes longer, resulting in lower inventories than most other luxury brands. This makes Patek Philippe watches highly exclusive and, thus, expensive.