Legendary ‘Bao Dai’ Rolex Expected To Surpass $1.5 Million At Auction

Phillips auction house in association with Bacs & Russo will offer no fewer than seven rare fake rolex sale at its next auction in Geneva, to be held May 13 and 14 at the H?tel La Réserve.

The sale is led by the iconic Rolex Reference 6062, “Bao Dai,” which the auction house says is among the “most valuable and desirable Rolexes” and the “most complicated and iconic Oyster-cased model” ever made by the Swiss watch manufacturer. In addition to its rarity, this particular model also has imperial provenance. It has a pre-sale estimate of more than $1.5 million.


This fake rolex sale triple calendar with moonphase in yellow gold is one of three black dial models known to exist with diamond markers, the auction house said in a statement. Of the three, the Bao Dai, is the only one to feature diamond markers at the even hours.

The watch’s value is further enhanced by its provenance, having belonged to B?o ??i, the last emperor of Vietnam. According to family legend, ??i (the 13th and last emperor of the Nguy?n Dynasty) purchased the watch in Geneva in 1954, while he attended a conference seeking peace in Indochina.

The Bao Dai was first sold at Phillips in 2002 for what was at the time the most expensive rolex replica watches ever acquired at auction, according to the auction house. A private collector was winning bidder and it had stayed in private hands since.


Aurel Bacs, senior consultant at Phillips, sold the watch at that time.

“It is an absolute privilege to offer the Rolex 6062 ‘Bao Dai’ for the second time in my career,” Bacs said. “With its incredible imperial provenance, stunning condition, and exceptional rarity, it’s a mythical watch that occupies the dreams of scholars, collectors, and enthusiasts all over the world.”