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Rolex GMT Master Fat Lady Watches

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About the Rolex Fat Lady

Rolex GMT Master Fat Lady

Rolex Fat Lady Reference Number(s):


Years Rolex Fat Lady was Produced:

1983 - 1988

Rolex Fat Lady Nickname Origin:

In 1983, Rolex released the reference 16760 as first GMT-Master II, which marked the introduction of a sapphire crystal and independently adjustable 24-hour hand. Additionally, the watch was only available in stainless steel, and with a red and black, "Coke" bezel insert.

The case of the reference 16760 GMT-Master II was slightly thicker (by about 0.5 mm) than its predecessors, and both the bezel and crown guards were a bit larger to match the case’s increased size. This minor design variation gave the entire watch a slightly more rounded and curved appearance, earning it the nickname, the "Fat Lady" among many members of the Rolex-collecting community. For a list of our full section for sale visit our used Rolex GMT Master watches page.

Rolex Fat Lady Celebrity Associations:

Tim Roth, Hunter S. Thompson, Lance Armstrong

Unique Features for the Rolex Fat Lady

A slightly thicker case (0.5 mm), combined with a larger bezel and crown guards - only available in stainless steel and with a black and red bezel insert.

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