Richard Mille Nadal RM27 Watch in Action
by Kyle Stults on May 23, 2010

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In early April, I first showed you the new ultra-light RM027 watch, created by master watchmaker Richard Mille for tennis phenom Rafael Nadal.  Well, it seems that some of the sports and print media writers the entire media — from Yahoo Sports to the HuffPo to the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal — has finally caught up with the news thanks to a press conference that Nadal held this past weekend (from the French Open) to announce the new watch.  Richard Mille was there to join in the fun.  Here are the pics, straight from opening round match play at Roland Garros.  Pics from warmups and the press conference are below, too.

Felipe Trueba/European Pressphoto

May 21, 2010 – Rafael Nadal and Richard Mille at the launch of the new ‘TOURBILLON WATCH RM 027 RAFAEL NADAL’

May 22, 2010 – Rafael Nadal trains in his Richard Mille watch (valued at $525,000) at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, on the eve of the French open tennis tournament.

(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Be sure to click over to my original post from April 2 for some more looks at the watch.