Spotted – Mille vs. AP, Nadal vs. Wawrinka, The Epic Roland-Garros 2017 Final

By rolex
April 5, 2021
4 min read

Epic… Simple as that. Without a doubt, this year, the final of the 2017 French Open is an absolute necessity. On one side is the unparalleled Rafael Nadal, who will be battling this year for the “decima”, which means his conceivable 10th triumph at Roland-Garros (something that has never been finished). On the opposite side is Stanislas Wawrinka, victor of the 2015 Edition and one that everyone knows to be a serious competitor. However, this Roland-Garros 2017 Final will likewise see an extraordinary skirmish of watches, with Richard Mille and Audemars Piguet trying for ideal visibility.

Rafael Nadal and his Richard Mille RM-27-03 Tourbillon

As anticipated for this present year, two realities regard the practice. The first concerns the game we’re zeroing in on today, tennis. Nothing unexpected again for this 2017 release of the French Open, Rafael Nadal qualified for the final round. Thusly, he will be battling to arrive at the stars, to get the “decima”, which means his conceivable 10th triumph at Roland-Garros – a title that nobody at any point came to and that would situate him up there, at the Pantheon of game, much the same as Micheal Schumacher and his 7 titles in Formula 1. Nadal is the supervisor of the French Open and the playing surface, mud, is his #1 one. Indeed, even Stan Wawrinka conceded in late meetings that Rafa was practically inaccessible in Paris…

On his wrist is the second nothing unexpected of this 2017 final round. Without a doubt, true to form, Rafael Nadal will be wearing the most recent formation of Richard Mille, the RM-27-03 Tourbillon, a watch made explicitly for him – and what a watch it is. The Richard Mille RM 27-03 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal highlights a Red and Yellow a carbon composite Quartz TPT case (which has just been nicknamed the “Ronald McDonald” watch by some…), with a crown molded like a tennis ball. The case gets its tone from the tars used to tie the carbon strands inside the material.

The development baseplate is made in carbon fiber and is essential for the caseband, as such a “unibody” skeleton. The large angular titanium connect on the front, which unmistakably separate this 2017 variant from the others (as the 2015 Richard Mille RM 27-02 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal ) is a stylised bull’s head, Nadal’s own token. This tourbillon development is created by APRP (an assembling claimed by… Audemars Piguet). This inconceivably complex but then incredibly light watch can likewise oppose to stuns up to 10,000g. Its value: CHF 710,000, created in 50 pieces only.

Stan Wawrinka and his AP ROO Chronograph Dream Team

On the opposite side of the court will be one of the best potential competitors for Rafa, another very influential man, Swiss-conceived player Stanislas Wawrinka. Obviously, Stan’s family at the French Open is less noteworthy, with one semi-final in 2016, one final this year yet additionally a triumph. Surely, Stan won the 2015 French Open, beating no not exactly Novak Djokovic. Stan is ground-breaking enough to challenge Rafa on his most loved surface… But will it be sufficient to outperform the supervisor of Roland-Garros? We will see end of this evening. The “decima” for Nadal, yet perhaps the “segunda” for Wawrinka…

On Stanislas Wawrinka’s wrist, nothing unexpected all things considered. There will be an Audemars Piguet. Undoubtedly, we previously spotted him wearing one of the brand’s manifestations at the 2016 French Open (all things considered, a Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph). Stan is one of the brand’s “friends”, along with another tennis player, Serena Williams. In the event that the brand of the watch that will be lashed on this wrist this evening won’t be an astonishment, the model being referred to anyway is another story.

The watch being referred to isn’t commercialized and is a model explicitly created for the brand’s envoys. This is the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Dream Team and it has the reference number 26409CB.OO.A030CA.01. It depends on a current model ( see here ), anyway with an alternate shading plan. Surely, while the white clay case is known, the blue fired pushers and crown (with a gold addition), the blue dial with 2 silver counters and the blue elastic ties are novel to this model. Much the same as Rafa, Stan wears his watch on his non-playing arm, notwithstanding, in contrast to Nadal, he doesn’t need a watch with staggering specialized arrangements, demonstrating that an old fashioned chronograph can oppose very a few stuns too.