By  on April 7, 2017
The "Bao Dai" Rolex Reference 6062 was owned by the last emperor of Vietnam.

HONG KONG — They say lightning never strikes twice, but the "Bao Dai" Rolex, which broke the world record for the most expensive wristwatch ever sold in 2002, is poised to do just that again.

Owned previously by the 13th and last emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty in Vietnam, the piece is leading the Phillips auction in Geneva on May 13 and 14, and creating lots of buzz. Purchased by Bao Dai on a trip to Switzerland in 1954 to sign the Geneva Accords, it was given by one of his sons to Phillips, which organized the record sale.

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