Jack Nicklaus’ Iconic Rolex Watch Up For Auction, And You Won’t Believe How Much Money It Could Be Worth | Golf News and Tour Information
Since 1967, the gold wristwatch on the wrist of Jack Nicklaus has been featured in almost every image of the 18-time major champion. It is one of the many treasures that the Golden Bear has accumulated throughout his legendary career. Now, this ultra-expensive watch will be auctioned off on December 10 in New York City. And if you want it it can cost you dear many silver.
The original 18-karat gold Rolex 1803 Day-Date that Nicklaus owned and wore is auctioned off at the Phillips auction house in Manhattan for charity, with all proceeds going to his Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, according to Nicklaus. . A similar watch belonging to Paul Newman is reported to have sold for $ 17.7 million in 2017. Jack’s gold Rolex, which can be seen in most of Jack’s photographs after 1967, including 12 of its 18 major titles, could bring in a similar amount. The Hodinkee Watch website called it “one of the three most important watches in sports … of all time.”
If it sells in the tens of millions, the solid gold Rolex would undoubtedly be one of the most expensive sports memorabilia sales in recent memory.
“Knowing that 100% of the money raised from selling something on my wrist, which I have treasured for over half a century, will directly benefit pediatric care is a treasure of the heart,” Nicklaus said in a communicated.
Jack did an interview with Hodinkee a few years ago, where he discusses the origins of his watch, including meeting Rolex for the first time in 1966, before he even owned a watch. Here is a link to those looking for more information on the Rolex: