Reign check. Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the US Open to win his ninth Grand Slam title on Monday, Sept. 13. After a 3 hour, 43-minute match on the court at Flushing Meadows, the 24-year-old Majorcan wrapped up a victorious season on a high. Nadal won his first US Open title and became the youngest player of the Open era to sweep all four Grand Slam tournaments. In celebration of his record-breaking run, Nadal took a bite at the winner’s trophy for a taste of tennis history.
It is only fitting that the world’s No. 1 edged out the competition in style, holding aloft the winner’s trophy with a Richard Mille adorning his wrist for the third time in row. Richard Mille represents the best in luxury, and has a few titles of its own to boast. The RM 027 Tourbillon is the lightest mechanical watch ever designed and the first watch to be worn by a player in a Grand Slam. Such an extravagance is only fitting for a champion.
Richard Mille created the ultimate watch: light, extremely shock resistant, and truly comfortable on the wrist. Everything in the RM 027 Tourbillon is a technological feat. Just as Rafa has spent countless tiring hours training to reach this pinnacle in his career, Richard Mille has spent years researching, experimenting with innovative materials, and testing on the arm of Nadal, who was fully immersed in designing and developing the model. It is without doubt that this ultra-technological model was worth the refinement and perfection; after triumphing at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and now at the US Open, Nadal has achieved another victory with his RM 027 on his wrist.
Richard Mille USA is located at 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Calif., 310.205.5555; richard-mille.com.