1986 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 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!
|Dial||Black Gloss "Matte"|
|Strap||Rolex 78360 Oyster Bracelet W/ 501 End Pieces|
CASE & BRACELET
The strong case appears to have been lightly polished in the past, remaining even in presence and retaining very full lugs and crown guards. The original "Coke" bezel insert remains bright red and deep black in coloration showing almost no signs of use. The case back partially retains its original green Rolex sticker. The original Rolex 78360 Oyster bracelet with 501 end pieces is in excellent condition, retaining 12 links and showing almost no stretch from use.
DIAL & HANDS
None. This watch just received a full service and is running at COSC spec, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.