Headlines Iconic Rolex Could Sell for $18M at Auction Jack Nicklaus wore it for 50+ years. Published 11 months ago on December 10, 2019 By INSTORE Staff Golfer Jack Nicklaus wore this Rolex for more than 50 years. Share Tweet A Rolex watch worn by golfer Jack Nicklaus for more than 50 years is going up for auction, according to Yahoo Sports. And experts say it could bring a price higher than the $17.8 million paid for actor Paul Newman’s Rolex in 2017. The watch, which is being sold via Phillips Auction House in Manhattan, is described as an 18-karat gold Rolex 1803 Day-Date. According to Phillips, the watch “has graced the wrist of Mr. Nicklaus nearly every day since he received it as a gift from Rolex in 1967 and was present when he won 12 of his record 18 professional major championship titles.” This Rolex is “fitted with a stunning and extremely rare champagne‐ colored “pie‐pan”‐style dial, with tapered and faceted baton hour-markers reminiscent of golf tees.” Sale proceeds will directly benefit the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. Advertisement “This is the very first watch I ever owned, and the only watch I wore for every professional tournament I’ve won throughout my career,” Nicklaus said. “It has accompanied me at U.S. Opens, Masters Tournaments, PGA Championships, Open Championships and countless other events for over five decades, and has served me well at every step along the way. Parting ways with this watch is certainly bittersweet. While I will certainly miss the opportunity of wearing the watch and having it serve as a constant reminder of some of my life’s most memorable moments I know that parting with it will help countless children and families impacted through the work of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.” Read more at Yahoo Sports Related Topics: Latest News TopRolexwatches click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Sales Remain Strong, But Jewelers Moderate Expectations a Bit for 2019 Holiday Season Don't Miss Emma Stone Shows Off Unusual (and Affordable) Engagement Ring From Catbird — Take a Look INSTORE Staff Over the years, INSTORE has won 80 international journalism awards for its publication and website. Contact INSTORE's editors at [email protected]. Continue Reading Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO Wilkerson Testimonials A Liquidation Sale during a Pandemic? 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