1984 Rolex GMT-Master II (Ref. 16760) "Fat Lady"
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 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 icon.
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!
|Dial||Glossy Black W/ WG Surrounds|
|Strap||Rolex 93150 Oyster Bracelet W/ 501 End Pieces|
CASE & BRACELET
The stunning case was recently professionally polished to display prominent, factory-like finishing and chamfers down the thick and symmetrical lugs. The original "Coke" bezel insert is in excellent original condition, showing no fade and only a few small marks from wear. The watch was sourced on a Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet and it retains its original and rare 501 end pieces, the bracelet retains 11 links with almost no stretch from use.
DIAL & HANDS
The glossy black dial is in excellent original condition and retains a mirror-like glossy finishing throughout. There is one microscopic mark to the right of the hand stack that is only visible under magnification. The tritium lume plots are a subtle ivory coloration and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The white date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.
None. This watch just received a full service and is running at COSC spec, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.