**Unpolished** 1987 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.

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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!

Stock #
Brand Rolex
Style GMT Master II
Model 16760 
Serial 96XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Black Gloss
Millimeters 40
Strap Rolex 



The strong unpolished case exhibits honest wear from use. The coke insert remains bright in coloration with very light wear from use. The sapphire crystal is free from scratches. The original Rolex 78360 Oyster bracelet with 501B end pieces remains in excellent condition showing normal and light wear and a slight stretch from use.


The glossy black dial with white gold surround markers remains untouched in flawless condition. The tritium lume plots have aged to a nice ivory coloration showing no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hour, sweep-seconds, and GMT hands match the dial perfectly, the minute hand has aged slightly darker than the dial which is common for the era, exhibiting no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.


The watch is keeping tome at spec, extended service history is unknown.