Rolex GMT-Master II 'Fat Lady'
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Why We Love It
Not only are GMT Masters a personal favorite here at A/S, they also serve to be one of the more functional pieces in Rolex's catalog.
The GMT function allows you to track two time-zones simultaneously, ideal and convenient for the busy traveler.
This particular GMT reference 16760 gets its nickname due to the fact that the case size was increased to accommodate for the larger and more sophisticated calibre 3085. The 16760 was the first reference of the new GMT Master II when it was first released in 1983. At 39mm, it features an attractive 'Coke' bezel (black and red), with stunning patina within the white gold surround plots.
Maybe you are hesitant to go down the vintage road - or maybe you are in need of a robust, modern, yet still classic timepiece that can take a beating - in either case, this GMT Master II has already become a favorite among collectors.
As the legend goes, Pan-Am approached Rolex in 1953 looking for a watch specially designed for their pilots, and a partnership was quickly formed. A Submariner became the base for this new watch, and several important modifications were made to turn a Sub into the GMT-Master that we know today. Rolex added a date function with a cyclops lens magnifier, GMT complication, and two-colored bezel to provide long-haul pilots with the info they needed as they circumnavigated the globe.
The GMT-Master’s 24-hour hand works in conjunction with the rotating bezel to make tracking a second time zone incredibly simple. When the bezel’s triangle is aligned to 12 o’clock, the red arrow hand points to the time on a 24-hour military scale, which in itself is valuable as a day/night indicator (at least if you’re a cave explorer). The usefulness of the complication really shines when the wearer rotates the bezel so that the numbers around the bezel correspond the a 2nd time zone (such as Greenwich Mean Time), allowing the watch to track any two time zones in the world at once.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Rolex GMT-Master II 'Fat Lady'