Rafael Nadal won a historic victory at the last French Open claiming his 14th title at Roland Garros. The tennis superstar is now the only man in the history of the sport to win 22 Grand Slams. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic remain tied at the 20 wins. Of course, the tennis player made fans in awe when they noticed that he was seen wearing his Richard Mille watch during the French Open finals.
Nadal and Richard Mille himself first met in 2008 and according to Mr. Mille, “Nadal was reluctant and Mr. Mille had his work cut off for him convincing Nadal to wear his watch. They ended up collaborating and, developed the lightest tourbillon in the world at that time.”
The first time Mr. Mille presented his innovation to Nadal, he was impressed with its feather-like weight. As famously reported on the company’s website “Richard came to my house and showed me a model saying: ‘this is the watch that we made for you.’ The watch was in platinum so very heavy. I was very confused and didn’t realize that he was joking. As soon as I tried the real watch on, I loved it. We were on the same wavelength.” Nadal described the watch as a “second skin.”