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Inside The UK Fake Rolex Grand Slam: Rolex Rider Watch, The Rolex Grand Slam Live Web App and much more!

The Dutch Masters 2021, part of the fake Rolex Grand Salm of Show Jumping, will host the first equestrian Major of the year, and will be held from 23-25 April in the town of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the south of the Netherlands. After more than a year of uncertainty, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent Equine Virus (EHV-1), organisers of this year’s show are delighted to welcome many of the world’s best riders and their horses to compete at the legendary Brabanthallen over three days of world-class equestrian competition.

As with each of the four Majors that comprise the Rolex Grand Slam – The Dutch Masters; CHIO Aachen; CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’; and CHI Geneva – this year’s edition of The Dutch Masters will peak on the Sunday afternoon with the Rolex Grand Prix, with elite riders – including 15 out of the current world top 20 – battling it out to become the new Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping live contender.
The Dutch Masters 2021 has attracted no fewer than six Rolex Testimonees, including British show jumper, Scott Brash, who remains the first and only rider to have ever won three consecutive Majors, thereby claiming the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping title in September 2015. Brash has spent 2021 competing in the Qatari capital, Doha, and in Lier in northern Belgium, and comes to The Dutch Masters hoping to reclaim live contender status.

Joining Brash is fellow Swiss movement copy Rolex watches and current world number one-ranked rider, Steve Guerdat. Guerdat has a stellar record at Rolex Majors, having triumphed in the Rolex Grand Prix at CHI Geneva in both 2013 and 2015, and the Swiss show jumper will be aiming to add The Dutch Masters Major crown to his enviable list of titles.As a result of winning the Rolex Grand Prix at CHI Geneva in December 2019, current world number three-ranked rider and Rolex Testimonee, Martin Fuchs comes to The Dutch Masters, as the live Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping contender. The Swiss rider has spent the most part of 2021 at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, USA, with his grey geldings, Clooney 51 and Leone Jei, and will do whatever it takes to ensure he remains live contender going into the CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ in September.
2014 FEI World Equestrian Games™ Individual gold medalist and home favourite, Jeroen Dubbeldam travels to The Dutch Masters with Forever SFN, Kennedy Z, and Oak Grove’s Carlyle. While a Major win eludes Dubbeldam, the Dutch Rolex Testimonee will have his sights firmly set on a big result in Sunday’s Rolex Grand Prix. Dubbeldam makes up a string of 11 entries for the Netherlands, including Bart Bles, Kim Emmen, Willem Grieve, Marc Houtzager, Kevin Jockems, Johnny Pals, former world number one-ranked rider, Harrie Smolders, Leopold van Asten and Jur Vrieling.

Rolex Testimonee, Kent Farrington and compatriot Laura Kraut are the sole representatives from the USA at this year’s Dutch Masters. A two-time Major winner (CHI Geneva 2017 and CHIO Aachen 2019), Farrington travels to ‘s-Hertogenbosch with his gelding Creedance and mare Austria 2, and the current world number seven-ranked rider has the necessary experience and aptitude to be confident that he will very much be in the mix in the Rolex Grand Prix on Sunday.

France is represented by four world-class show jumpers, including 41-year-old Rolex Testimonee, Kevin Staut. Winner of the individual title at the 2009 European Championships and currently ranked 21st in the world, Staut brings Blackonda, Viking d’la Rousserie, and Athos des Genets to The Dutch Masters, and will be hoping to add a Major title to his impressive list of career accolades.

Other riders to high quality fake Rolex watches at this year’s Dutch Masters include Belgian show jumper, Niels Bruynseels and Swedish rider, Henrik Von Eckermann, who sit 11th and 17th respectively in the current jumping rankings. Von Eckermann is a previous live contender after winning the Rolex Grand Prix at The Dutch Masters in 2019 with his brilliant 15-year-old mare, Toveks Mary Lou, while Bruynseels won the feature class a year earlier in a thrilling jump-off with his 15-year-old mare, Gancia de Muze.

A young rider to note is 19-year-old Briton, Jack Whitaker, another product of the Whitaker show jumping dynasty, and the next generation of show jumping talent. Whitaker comes to The Dutch Masters having spent the last few months in Vejer de la Frontera in Spain and Vilamoura in Portugal.

Did You Spot It? UK Luxury Rolex Silently Brings Back The Batman, And The Pepsi Gets The Oyster Bracelet Treatment

The copy Rolex Explorer I and Explorer II updates received much of the attention, along with new unique dials for the Daytona and Datejust. Look at the “love-it-or-hate-it” leafy green Datejust dial! Opinion has been somewhat divided among the team, but I think it’s a pretty cool summer watch. However, we noticed a few additions to the configurator that went slightly under the radar.
Rob noted the blue fluted dial in his article for the new unique dials for the Datejust. That tasty new addition wasn’t shown on the keynote presentation, despite possibly being one of the best unique dials ( jazzy palm dial aside!). There were also new jubilee bracelets for the SkyDweller, which are arguably the more logical choice for the 1:1 super clone Rolex’s dressier sports watch.

Batman Returns
Of all the minor updates that Rolex chose not to sing about in its keynote presentation, I found the updates to the GMT Master II the most interesting. The Batman is officially back. The configurator now offers the black and blue bezel high quality fake Rolex GMT-Master II watches with an option of the Oyster bracelet. Additionally, the Cerachrom bezel Pepsi is also available on an Oyster bracelet for the first time.

It was only 2 years ago, in 2019, that the 126710BLNR “Batgirl” ​made its debut to replace the outgoing 116710BLNR “Batman”. While most of the specs remained the same, the new 126710BLNR was fitted with the five-link Jubilee bracelet instead of the three-link Oyster bracelet. That marked the end of the luxury replica Rolex’s stainless-steel GMT Master IIs on Oyster bracelets. The Pepsi bezel 126710BLRO from 2018 was also only available on a Jubilee. Half-hearted outrage ensued at the type 69200 bracelet. That was basically the only option for those watches, as the old Oyster bracelets did not fit the new cases.

The Rolex Oyster bracelet lives!
Two years on from this Oyster extinction, The high quality copy Rolex has backpedaled and made both the Cerachrom-bezel Batman and Pepsi available on Oyster bracelets. Rejoice! I always felt that the rugged looks of the GMT-Master II were better complemented by the Oyster bracelet. The Jubilee was always best suited to the dressier pieces in Rolex’s catalog, in my opinion. Can you imagine if the venerable Submariner was suddenly only available on a Jubilee? There would be scenes!
A quiet release from Rolex
Either way, this is an intelligent move from Rolex. I’m just a little surprised the brand didn’t make more of a song and dance about it. The Swiss movement fake Rolex GMT-Master II costs €8,800 on the Oyster bracelet or €9,000 on Jubilee…if you can get hold of one!

What do you think of the update? Do you prefer the GMT-Master II on the Oyster, or were you a fan of the Jubilee? Let me know in the comments!