Grammy-Winning Rapper Drake Purchases Limited Edition Rafael Nadal Watch

Published 07/08/2021, 8:03 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 9, 2021 Spain’s Rafael Nadal in action during his quarter final match against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman REUTERS/Benoit Tessier


Rafael Nadal is a player who exudes greatness. The Spaniard, titled the ‘King of Clay’, has 20 Grand Slam victories, tied with Roger Federer for the most Majors.

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While the 35-year-old continues to compete, he has a legion of fans, one among which is well-known rapper Drake. Recently, the American rapper purchased a limited-edition watch, while showing his support for Nadal.

Drake purchases limited edition Rafael Nadal watch

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Well-known watchmaker Richard Mille celebrated the 10th anniversary of their partnership with Nadal this year by creating a limited edition watch. During the French Open this year, Nadal wore this watch in his run to the final where he lost to Novak Djokovic.

While Richard Mille only made 50 pieces, each piece costs a whopping $1.05million. However, one less piece is up for sale after four-time Grammy winner Drake purchased one.

Called the RM 27-04, the famous rapper didn’t hesitate to flaunt it on social media while showing support for Nadal. While he may not be at the ongoing Wimbledon just like Nadal, it might seem clear who his favorite tennis player is on the tour.

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Nadal’s ‘unstoppable’ spirit the inspiration behind limited edition watch

One of the unique aspects is the design, with the mesh resembling a tennis racquet. According to Richard Mille, this cable-suspension mechanism is brand new to the field of watchmaking. While it gives the watch an interesting look, it set a new resistance record for their watches with a capability of withstanding accelerations up to 12,000G.

Richard Mille summed up Nadal‘s spirit as their inspiration behind the watch. On their website, they wrote“For Rafael Nadal, ‘unstoppable’ is the word that best expresses the spirit of Richard Mille and his teams. Achieving the impossible.

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“This has been the brand’s credo for the past decade in designing the unique pieces worn by the Spaniard on the world’s tennis courts. And the latest product of their partnership, the RM 27-04, is no exception to this golden rule.”

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 11, 2021 Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts during his semi final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Although the watch will burn holes in many pockets, it will remain a memorable purchase for any buyer.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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