**Unpolished** 1985 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!
|Style||GMT Master II|
|Strap||Rolex 78360 Oyster Bracelet W/ 501B|
The unpolished case retains strong factory chamfers, exhibiting light wear from use. The original coke insert shows little wear and has taken on a desirable light fade. The sapphire crystal is free from scratches. The original Rolex 78360 Oyster bracelet with 501B end pieces remains in excellent condition showing light wear and slight stretch from use.
The watch is keeping tome at spec, extended service history is unknown.