This black dial Rolex reference 6062 was purchased in 1954; at the time, it was the most expensive watch Rolex offered (Picture courtesy of John Goldberger).
Rolex produced only two references with a triple calendar and a moon-phase, both at the beginning of the 1950s. And both have become extremely coveted since, undoubtedly because of their striking look: the reference 6062 presents these complications in a traditional Oyster case while the reference 8171 went for a more angular (and bigger, at 38mm) case. Nowadays, these are the pieces that auction rooms go crazy for, equally for stainless steel and gold cases. Yet, the “Bao Dai” 6062 is on a whole other level. This isn’t a watch you expect to see again for quite some time.
The “Bao Dai” Rolex 6062 is the only known example to feature this diamond configuration on a black dial.
The Chronometer mention is unusually placed just above 6 o’clock.
The Rolex 6062 was also offered in stainless steel, as evidenced by another lot of the same auction.