Rolex Coke with a unique colour combination
The first Rolex GMT-Master had a blue and red bezel. This colour combination is now standard on watches with the GMT function, which allows a second-time zone to be displayed. Especially since the run on the Rolex GMT-Master Pepsi, almost all watch manufacturers now offer models with a black-blue bezel - some even without a GMT function.
The Coke, on the other hand, with its black and red bezel, was an underdog. During the production period of the Rolex Coke GMT (between 1982 and 2007) most GMT Master models were delivered with black or blue-red bezel. For this reason, the Coke is now a sought-after rarity on the market, which is particularly popular with collectors.
Fat Lady: the most sought-after model of the Coke
The most sought-after model of the Coke is reference 17670, which was produced between 1982 and 1988. The Fat Lady is, therefore, exclusively Coke model Vintage. With the launch of Reference 17670, Rolex introduced Calibre 3085 and a sapphire crystal for the first time in the GMT Master. The watch was nicknamed "Fat Lady" because its case is one millimetre higher and the crown protection is significantly thicker than the other five-digit Rolex references. Due to the short production time, there are only a few Fat Ladies today.