1984 Rolex GMT Master II (Ref. 16760) "Fat Lady Tropical Spider Dial"
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!
|Style||GMT Master II|
|Dial||Black Gloss "Tropical Spider"|
|Strap||Rolex 62510H Jubilee Bracelet W/502 End Pieces|
The case of this Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 16760 has been previously polished but remains in excellent condition with factory chamfers still slightly present. The original red and black "coke" insert has achieved a beautiful patina, with the black fading to an interesting "navy blue" coloration. The 62510H jubilee bracelet w/502 end pieces shows little wear and some stretch from use.
The watch just received a full service and comes backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.