The Ref. 6062 “Bao Dai” Sets New Record As The Most Expensive Rolex Watch Ever Sold At Auction

Ref. 6062 Bao Dai The Ref. 6062 Bao Dai Sets New Record As The Most Expensive Rolex Watch Ever Sold At AuctionImage: hodinkee.com

The legendary Rolex reference 6062Bao Dai“, which was once belonged to the last emperor of Vietnam himself during the Nguyen Dynasty, has now set a new record as the most expensive Rolex watch ever sold at auction. The price? A whopping US$5,060,427 sold at the PhilipsGeneva Watch Auction. The record-breaking price has also eclipsed the Rolex reference 4113 Split Seconds Chronograph, which was sold 12 months ago at US$2,402,600.

However, this is not the first time the “Bao Dai” watch has set a record in auction sales. Fifteen years ago, the same timepiece was previously sold for US$235,000 in 2002. Back then, it was the most expensive Rolex watch ever sold at auction.

Apart from the watch’s exclusive ownership, it boasts a triple calendar with moon phase in yellow gold as well as a black dial and diamond markers.