Through its support of the finest international riders, competitions and institutions, Rolex has been a long-standing supporter of equestrianism, encouraging the global development of the sport. This enduring commitment is based on a rich heritage stretching back more than 60 years, starting with Rolex’s relationship with pioneering British Olympian Pat Smythe. The brand is a founding partner of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, the sport’s ultimate prize, which is awarded to any rider who, consecutively, wins the Grand Prix at three of the four Majors: The Dutch Masters, the CHIO Aachen, the CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’, and the CHI Geneva. Rolex’s partnerships with key figures in the equestrian community – Steve Guerdat, Martin Fuchs, Scott Brash, Kent Farrington and Isabell Werth to name a few – run across generations and span the globe, enabling knowledge and experience to be shared. As part of this perpetual process of growth and constant improvement, Rolex supports the Young Riders Academy which nurtures future talent.
An unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise
Rolex, a Swiss watch manufacture headquartered in Geneva, is recognized the world over for its expertise and the quality of its products. Its Oyster Perpetual and Cellini watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. The word “Perpetual” is inscribed on every Rolex Oyster. But more than just a word on a dial, it is a philosophy that embodies the company’s vision and values. Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of the company, instilled a notion of perpetual excellence that would drive the company forward. This led Rolex to pioneer the development of the wristwatch and numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism, invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 500 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Furthermore, Rolex is actively involved in supporting the arts and culture, sport and exploration, as well as those who are devising solutions to preserve the planet.
Prestige Italia is a leading company in the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality saddles. Innovation and MADE IN ITALY are the key pillars that make Prestige saddles the essence of quality, reliability and functionality. Through experienced craftsmanship and a constant desire for technological improvement, its custom saddles are designed for the well-being of both horse and rider.
Prestige Italia considers each saddle as a small piece of art and wants to offer an excellent product, that is also a unique experience.
Martin Fuchs is an outstanding rider.
The targets achieved with hard work, passion and a good teamworking.
Martin has chosen Renaissance, the exclusive saddle line by Prestige Italia.
In particular he has preferred the models Renaissance M and F2.
Martin Fuchs is not only an undisputed protagonist in the show jumping but a man faithful to himself and to his principles: a model for young riders who approach this sport.
We are honoured to be represented by this important Champion that identifies our values: top performance, constant strive to improvement, attention to the well-being of the horses.