A spectacular Bao Dai Rolex Ref. 6062, which once belonged to the 13th and last emperor of Vietnam Bao Dai, sold for 5,066,000 Swiss Francs, (approx. $5.06 million) at a Phillips auction in Geneva. This holy grail piece, cased in 18-karat yellow gold, is one of only three black dial models known to be set with diamond markers; and with the Rolex logo moved to different locations on the dial.
The timepiece was first sold at Phillips auction in 2002 for a then record-breaking 370,000 Swiss Francs (approx. $369,000)
Official Lot Details:
Reference No: 6062
Movement No: N32’589
Case No: 916’366
Model Name: “Bao Dai”
Material: 18K yellow gold
Calibre: Automatic, cal. 9 3/4”’, 18 jewels
Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold “Jubilee” bracelet, max length 220mm. Further accompanied by a leather strap.
Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold deployant clasp, stamped 2-53
Dimensions: 36mm. Diameter
Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
Provenance: Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg, Geneva, November 18, 2002
Literature: The present ref 6062 is documented and illustrated in “100 Superlative Rolex Watches” by John Goldberger
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