The cost is perplexing to the majority as the watch isn’t covered in expensive jewels and weighs a mere 20 grams. It has a Velcro strap.
According to Mille website, Nadal’s watch uses complex and sensitive mechanics found in the finest watches, yet can withstand the punishment of tennis, dirt and water — and the effects of gravity — and still keep accurate time.
It is made of carbon and quartz with titanium screws. The band is the color of the red clay of Roland Garros. It can withstand 5,000 Gs of force. Nadal’s watch is the first of only 50 that will be made.
Nadal, who has been playing wearing a watch since 2010, says that he was skeptical at first.
According to Business Insider, Nadal first watch with Richard Mille was valued at $500,000. In 2013, he was wearing the predecessor to his current watch, one valued at $690,000.