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    • Circa 1986

    • 40mm diameter

    • Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1986
    Reference No: 16760, repeated inside caseback
    Movement No: 1’491’285
    Case No: 9’466’388
    Model Name: GMT-Master II “Fat Lady”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3085, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped “93150”, endlinks stamped “501”, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped “M2”
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated 18th August 1986 stamped Grassy Madrid, product literature, green passport holder, hang tag, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1983, Rolex introduced another yet important milestone model, the GMT-Master II ref. 16760. Introduced as the first GMT-Master II reference, it featured a few new upgrades such as a new sapphire crystal replacing its former model fitted with Plexiglas, white gold index borders, a new multi-coloured bezel option with red and black known as the “Coke” as well as a new calibre 3085 with an easy setting of the GMT hand independently.

    Nicknamed the “Fat Lady” or “Sophia Loren” by collectors, the ref. 16760 featured a new case with generously enhanced proportions with elegant curves to feature the new calibre.

    The present example ref. 16760 with faded inlay is accompanied by the original guarantee and presentation box further enhancing the collectibility.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 16760, repeated inside caseback
A fine and attractive stainless steel dual-time wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and box

Circa 1986
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$48,000 - 78,000 

Sold for HK$93,750

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