Nadal’s new $725,000 watch

Tennis great Rafael Nadal is already a favorite to win the upcoming French Open and now he has another reason to be excited about the tournament: He’ll be wearing his new, $725,000 watch.

Like all Richard Mille watches, the design has an unassuming name, the RM 27-03, yet it’s a technical marvel.

Paying homage to the flag of Nadal’s native Spain, the watch has intense red and orange colors, and it is made from super light-weight and advanced materials “fine layers of silica just 45 microns thick with tinted resin,” according to Mille, created using a proprietary process that stacks the filaments in layers before heating them to 120 C.