Two ‘decimas’, 51 titles on clay, 71 victories overall. No tennis player has ever before achieved ten titles in each of two tournaments. By winning the 110th edition of the Monte-Carlo Masters and the 71st Barcelona Open, Rafael Nadal returns to the top five, a favourable omen as Roland-Garros draws near.
On 23 April 2017, Rafa clinched a tenth victory on his preferred surface and favourite court. Brilliantly defeating Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain (6-1, 6-3) in the finals of the Monte-Carlo Masters. He repeated this feat just one week later, to claim top honours in the Barcelona Open, overcoming the Austrian Dominic Thiem in two sets (6-4, 6-1). This 71st title puts him just behind Roger Federer, currently the active player with the greatest number of wins to his credit.
All this mentioned, thanks to its aforementioned Magic Mixture of pricing and recognizability, the RM011 became the most “go-to, f**k-all rich watch” of the time — and while the uncannily amazing wearing comfort and the equilibrium of design is what makes it the grail Richard Mille Watches Instagram Replica for many, it could at this stage be a bit too ubiquitous (as far as a $150,000-dollar watch can possibly be). And so, I imagine there to be a growing group of buyers who want all that Richard Mille as a watch new can provide, minus the prompt focus and all that comes with that. And that is really where a sleeper Richard Mille comes to the picture.The Richard Mille RM033 belongs to what is an exclusive, though gradually expanding collection of Richard Mille watches: which of the round ones. If you really, really know watches very nicely, then you’ll most likely be able to tell from the opposite side of the dinner table that this is a Richard Mille — but the most people I have met, even people that are in the watch business, couldn’t tell that this was “that an RM. “The Richard Mille branding in 12 o’clock is almost microscopic and while the big, futuristic looking Arabic numerals are extremely much an RM design, they from afar I assume are difficult to tell apart from the busy appearing, skeletonized movement right behind them. There’s another edition of the RM033 with bold Roman numerals all over the dial — which is a more frequently seen iteration of the RM033 that I imagine a few more would have recognized from a distance.So, while Richard Mille’s tonneau shaped watches would be, rather deservedly, said to be strings that many wear not just for themselves, but just as much for other people to view, the new round watches, and notably this very RM033, is the exact opposite of all that.At 45.70mm wide and available in titanium, or 18k white or red gold, the Richard Mille RM033 is only 6.30mm thick, all cased up. Even though that leaves it one fantastic object to hold in the hand, such filigree measurements also allow the RM033 to slip beneath shirt sleeves with ease. Wearability we will talk about in just a bit, but because we’re talking exterior, let us take a closer look at the quality of implementation.
With 51 titles on clay, Rafael Nadal remains undisputed master of the red dust. Players rivals, who still has the Masters 1000 tournaments in Madrid and Rome on clay ahead of him, fear him all the more, given his formidable performance so far this season. Roland Garros is also another tournament, a special one for the Spaniard, where he could win a 10th title again…