Rafael Nadal Gets His Richard Mille RM027 Back After It Got Stolen

Robert-Jan Broer
June 14, 2012
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Rafael Nadal Gets His Richard Mille RM027 Back After It Got Stolen

Rafael Nadal, who won Roland Garros for the 7th time last Monday, reported his Richard Mille RM027 Tourbillon stolen from his hotel in Paris. This $374.000 USD tourbillon time piece was lend to him by sponsor Richard Mille. Unfortunately for Rafael Nadal (and Richard Mille), it wasn’t the first time that he lost one of his precious RM pieces. It happed before in 2010 with his $500K USD Richard Mille.

Rafael Nadal Richard Mille RM027

French news paper ‘Le Parisien’ reported that the police traced the swiping card from hotel room and ended up arresting a bar tender from the hotel. The bar tender confessed the theft and led the police to the watch on Tuesday night. The bar tender hid the watch near a Metro rail track where the police found it and returned it safely to Rafael Nadal.

Photo by AP

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Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more

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