Introduced in 1983 the Rolex reference 16760 was the first GMT-Master II and had a few features that weren’t present on the previous GMT Master models. The Rolex GMT Master Ref. 16760 was only in production from 1983 was until 1988.
These features included a sapphire crystal, an independent ability to set the GMT hand, a thicker case that earned the reference the nickname "Fat Lady", the first GMT to use a black and red insert sometimes referred to as the "Coke" insert and a gloss black dial with white-gold index surrounds. The ref. 16760 is also sometimes referred to as the “Sophia Loren” drawing comparisons between the new curves of the watch and the Italian beauty.
This is a truly exceptional example and is becoming a highly sought after modern classic This piece would make a great stand-alone piece or a great addition to an existing collection!
GMT Master II
CASE & BRACELET
The previously polished case retains full and even lugs. The original red and black "coke" insert shows light wear but retains a deep black and red coloration. The sapphire crystal is clean with no scratches or signs of wear. The original Rolex 78360 Oyster bracelet with 501 end pieces remains in good overall condition exhibiting some stretch from use.
DIAL & HANDS
The glossy black dial with white gold surround markers remains flawless. The tritium lume remains white in coloration showing no patina or degradation when inspected under U.V. light The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.
The watch just received a full service and comes backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.