Rafael Nadal is wearing a R17 million watch while playing in the French Open
- Rafael Nadal is wearing a $1 million Richard Mille watch during the French Open.
- The watch's face looks like a tennis racquet, weighs just over 28g, and there are only 50 of them available.
- Nadal and other tennis stars have worn expensive watches during tournaments before.
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As Rafael Nadal goes for his 13th French Open title and his record-tying 20th Grand Slam, he is sporting an eye-popping watch.
According to Haute Time, Nadal is wearing a custom-made Richard Mille watch called the RM 27-04 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal. The watch costs $1,000,500 (R17.4 million), and there are only 50 of them available.
The watch's face looks like a tennis racquet. The whole watch weighs just over 28 grams, according to Haute Time.
Here's a look:
The new tourbillon RM 27-04 Rafael Nadal goes further in terms of shock resistance withstanding shocks up to 12000 g's, premieres a brand new TitaCarbÂ® material and boasts an utterly groundbreaking look.https://t.co/wuNGiucu0v#RAFAELNADAL #RM2704 #RICHARDMILLE pic.twitter.com/sXN9pBEMlo— Richard Mille (@Richard_Mille) September 28, 2020
Nadal has worn the watch during real matches and practice matches at the French Open.
Nadal showed it off in an Instagram post, too.
Tennis stars have worn expensive watches during matches before. For instance, Serena Williams, Stan Wawrinka, and Naomi Osaka have all worn watches that cost tens of thousands during tournaments.
Nadal's 2020 watch appears to be a step up from his 2019 Richard Mille watch that he wore during last year's French Open — that one cost about $913,000 (R15 million).
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