Rolex GMT-Master II 16760
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The Ref. 16760 GMT-Master II introduced the independently-adjustable GMT hand to the GMT-Master range for the first time. It was a major upgrade in many ways, with a new larger case (earning it the nickname "Fat Lady") and upgraded high-beat movement with quickset date. Although a major advance, it is today considered to be a "transitional" model, produced for only a few years before being replaced by the 1989 Ref. 16710.
Although the GMT-Master was famous for its red and blue "Pepsi" bezel, the GMT-Master II broke new ground with a red and black bezel. This was nicknamed "Coke" for the contrast, and was the only bezel offered in this reference. The GMT-Master II was also only offered in stainless steel, unlike its successor model. This was the first GMT-Master model to use a sapphire crystal, now offered on all Rolex watches, and the first GMT-Master to use white gold outlines around the dial markers.