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 and existing collection!
GMT Master II
CASE & BRACELET
The case of this Rolex GMT-Master II 16760 is in excellent condition that shows unpolished lugs and the original case chamfers and factory finishing. The original red and black "coke" insert has a mild patina from general use but retains a deep black and red coloration. The 62510H jubilee bracelet shows some stretch from use.
DIAL & HANDS
The original glossy black dial with tritium lume plots are in immaculate and original condition. The tritium hands match the lume plots and are show no lume degradation when viewed under UV light.
The watch just received a full service and comes backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.