Rolex GMT Master II, Ref 16760 “Fat Lady” Coke Bezel 1985 mint


Introduced in 1983, the ref. 16760 was the first of the new GMT-Master II collection. This is a relatively uncommon and, in our view, a sleeper model because it introduced some important firsts for Rolex.

In terms of design, the GMT-Master II 16760 sported a thicker case, a wider bezel, and larger crown guards than its predecessors. These design details led to the ref. 16760’s famous nickname, the “Fat Lady”. The Rolex GMT-Master II 16760 was in production for only 5 years until 1988; and was only ever crafted in stainless steel with a red and black bezel. The black and red bezel was inspired by the famous bakelite 6542 GMT, and from some angles this was does look like the famous collector model.

The model used Cal. 3085, the first Rolex movement with an independently-adjustable GMT hand. Introduced in 1983 in the GMT-Master II, the movement measured 7.2 mm thick, giving that watch the nickname “Fat Lady”. It was a short-lived movement, with the thinner Cal. 3185 introduced in 1988.

It is a 28,800 A/h 12.5 ligne movement with bi-directional automatic winding and chronometer certification. The movement is 28.5 mm in diameter, with 27 jewels. It has a power reserve of 48 hours.

Our offering is an all original example in SUPERB condition with the original sticker still on the back of the watch. This watch is an absolute pleasure to wear.

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