Rafael Nadal Just Won the French Open Wearing This $525,000 Wristwatch

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Congratulations to Rafael Nadal, whose dominance on Roland Garros clay was reaffirmed today following his French Open victory over Swede Robin Söderling. The victory is sweet, to be sure, but so was the bling he wore on his wrist.

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Designed especially for Nadal by high-end Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille, the Tourbillon Watch RM 027 sports the lofty price tag mentioned above, as well as a number of other one-of-a-kind features:

RM 027 is said to be the lightest mechanical watch to be ever made. Its movement base plate is made from Titanium and Lital alloy, a high lithium content alloy containing aluminum, copper, magnesium and zirconium with a density of 2.55. The alloy mixture also includes Lithium which is considered as one of the lightest elements is expected to provide strength without added weight. The watch is considered one of the world's lightest mechanical tourbillon wristwatches with a movement weight of just a mere 3.83 grams. - Pinoytutorial

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Only 50 of these watches will be made, and with Nadal's decisive victory at the French Open (no sets lost the entire tournament), I imagine the value may even go up slightly. Start saving! [Pinoy Tutorial via Huffington Post]

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Sometimes I wonder why do individuals like guys with half-a-mill $ watch waste their time living on this planet, overwhelmed with hunger and misery. I truly can find no excuse, since they find it more appropriate to spend $500.000 on a watch, on a such meaningless item that ticks time counting down the time of their ultimate end - instead of at least trying to make a positive impact for the remainder of their time on this World. Please someone explain to me what is a point of existence of $500.000 wristwatch? And why would such a story be worth promoting here?