On December 10, 2019, local time, Phillips held the “GAME CHANGERS” themed auction in New York. Lot 18 of this auction, a Rolex Ref. 1803 day-date gold watch that once belonged to Jack Nicklaus, sold for US$1.22 million (equivalent to approximately RMB 8.6 million), becoming the most expensive gold watch ever sold at auction. The most costly Rolex day-date watch ever sold. All proceeds from the auction of this watch will be donated to the Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Foundation to support children’s charities. Best luxury replica watches.
This is a watch of great significance in the history of sports. In 1967, Rolex gave this watch to Jack Nicklaus. He has worn it on his wrist almost every day since. Jack Nicklaus won 18 Grand Slams throughout his career, of which he lifted 12 championship trophies while wearing this watch. Richard mille replica.
The story begins in 1966 when Jack Nicklaus attended a Rolex cocktail party during the Canada Cup in Tokyo. Golf legends Gray Player and Arnold Palmer were also among the guests. Rolex intends to give away a watch, and the specific model is up to Jack Nicklaus to choose. Gray Player (then sponsored by Rolex) suggested that Nicklaus choose a gold day-date watch. Nicklaus had never owned a watch, so he followed his friend’s advice. A year later, Jack Nicklaus received this Ref. 1803 gold watch. He won his second U.S. Open championship the same year and set a new scoring record. Although Jack Nicklaus later bought many watches, he revealed that this Rolex was the first watch he owned and wore daily. It rarely left his wrist in 50 years.
Band Width: 20mm
Engine: Rolex Calibre 2836/2813
Case Size: 36mm
Dial Color: Champagne Dial
Case Color: Gold-tone