1986 Rolex GMT-Master II (Ref. 16760) "Fat Lady"
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.
The ref. 16760 "Fat Lady" has become 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|
The strong case has seen a light polishing in the past and retains very thick and symmetrical lugs and crown guards that exhibit only light signs of previous use. The original "Coke" bezel insert is excellent, retaining vibrant colors with no signs of use. The original Rolex 78360 Oyster bracelet with correct 501 end pieces is also in great condition and retains 11 links that show only minimal stretch from use.
The excellent glossy black GMT-Master II dial is simply stunning; the dial itself has taken on a lovely semi-matte finish that is sometimes seen in this era. The dial does show a slight amount of hand drag towards the center of the hand stack, but this is not visible unless using maganafaction. The tritium lume plots exhibit a slight patina and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and display no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The white date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.
None. The watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.