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Golf legend Jack Nicklaus has decided to auction the golden Rolex he has been wearing since 1967 for charity after a similar model of the deceased actor Paul Newman achieved a record amount of $ 17.8 million in 2017

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus is set to auction the golden Rolex he has worn for charity since 1967, after selling a similar model from Paul Newman for a record amount of $ 17.8 million.

  • Golf legend Jack Nicklaus has decided to auction the golden Rolex that he has been wearing regularly since 1967 for the Nicklaus Children & # 39; s Health Care Foundation
  • He got the idea after seeing the watch from late actor Paul Newman for $ 17.8 million
  • Although the Newman watch is rarer, the fact that Nicklaus can be seen on almost every picture is expected to displace the supply in seven digits
  • The golden Oyster Perpetual Day Date Rolex was a gift Nicklaus received while attending a Rolex cocktail party in Tokyo with fellow golfer Gary Player in 1966
  • A new version of the Day Date model now has a suggested retail price of $ 31,550
  • Currently, the most expensive sports collective sold at the auction was Babe Ruth & # 39; s 1920 New York Yankees sweater, which was $ 4.4 million in 2012
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Golf legend Jack Nicklaus has decided to auction the golden Rolex that he has been wearing since 1967 for charity, after a similar model that previously belonged to the deceased actor Paul Newman in 2017 was $ 17.8 million.

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& # 39; It was my first watch and the only one I was wearing & # 39 ;, Nicklaus said, as quoted by The Wall Street Journal. & # 39; It was only part of me. & # 39;

Nicklaus, now 79, was seen wearing the watch after 12 of his record 18 of major title wins and for more than half a century, according to the Journal.

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus has decided to auction the golden Rolex he has been wearing since 1967 for charity after a similar model of the deceased actor Paul Newman achieved a record amount of $ 17.8 million in 2017

Nicklaus, now 79, was seen after wearing the watch after 12 of his record 18 of major title wins and more than half a century, according to the Journal

Nicklaus, now 79, was seen after wearing the watch after 12 of his record 18 of major title wins and more than half a century, according to the Journal

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus has decided to auction the golden Rolex he has been wearing since 1967 for charity after a similar model of the deceased actor Paul Newman achieved a record amount of $ 17.8 million in 2017

The golden Oyster Perpetual Day Date Rolex was a gift Nicklaus received while attending a Rolex cocktail party in Tokyo with South African golfer Gary Player in 1966
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The golden Oyster Perpetual Day Date Rolex was a gift Nicklaus received while attending a Rolex cocktail party in Tokyo with South African golfer Gary Player in 1966

The golden Oyster Perpetual Day Date Rolex was a gift Nicklaus received while attending a Rolex cocktail party in Tokyo with South African golfer Gary Player in 1966

The golden Oyster Perpetual Day Date Rolex was a gift Nicklaus received while attending a Rolex cocktail party in Tokyo with South African golfer Gary Player in 1966.

Known as the & # 39; golden bear & # 39 ;, Nicklaus received a selection of watches to choose from, but he was instinctively attracted to a certain model.

& # 39; I said, "Well, what do I choose?" Nicklaus said. & # 39; I had never had a watch in my life. Gary said, "Take it, it's the best." I said "OK," so I chose one with a golden face – a sort of Golden Bear type, I suppose. & # 39;

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Nicklaus kept the watch in his golf bag during his lap and immediately put it back on his wrist when he was done.

Paul Newman & # 39; s & # 39; Daytona & # 39; Rolex was auctioned for a record amount of $ 17.8 million in 2017

Paul Newman & # 39; s & # 39; Daytona & # 39; Rolex was auctioned for a record amount of $ 17.8 million in 2017

Paul Newman saw his Dayton Rolex wear

Paul Newman saw his Dayton Rolex wear

Paul Newman & # 39; s & # 39; Daytona & # 39; Rolex was auctioned for a record amount of $ 17.8 million in 2017

The watch will be on display during this week's Memorial Tournament before going on a world tour through cities such as Geneva, London, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, before landing in New York, where the Phillips auction house will offer it in December.

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The full sale price is given to the Nicklaus Children & # 39; s Health Care Foundation, which has worked with children's hospitals throughout the country for the past 15 years.

& # 39; I have decided that if I take this watch and give it to one of my children, it will end up in a drawer somewhere & # 39 ;, Nicklaus said. & # 39; I said, "Why don't we take this watch and do it well with it?"

According to the Journal, Newman & # 39; s model is a Daytona and rarer than Nicklaus & # 39; s Day Date model, which may not lose the record of $ 17.8 million for a wrist watch.

A new version of the Day Date model now has a suggested retail price of $ 31,550.

On June 15, one of Ruth's sweaters (photo) goes to Yankee Stadium to auction

On June 15, one of Ruth's sweaters (photo) goes to Yankee Stadium to auction

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On June 15, one of Ruth's sweaters (photo) goes to Yankee Stadium to auction

Currently, the most expensive sports collective sold at the auction was Babe Ruth & # 39; s 1920 New York Yankees sweater, which was $ 4.4 million in 2012

Currently, the most expensive sports collective sold at the auction was Babe Ruth & # 39; s 1920 New York Yankees sweater, which was $ 4.4 million in 2012

Currently, the most expensive sports collective sold at the auction was Babe Ruth & # 39; s 1920 New York Yankees sweater, which was $ 4.4 million in 2012

Given the historical significance of the Nicklaus watch, however, Paul Boutros, Phillips head of the watches, still thinks for more than $ 1 million.

& # 39; It is probably one of the most visible watches ever & # 39 ;, said Boutros. & # 39; The appeal is global and the fact that the funds are fully donated to charities will, in our opinion, resonate very well. & # 39;

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Currently, the most expensive sports collectible sold at the auction was Babe Ruth & # 39; s 1920 New York Yankees shirt, which amounted to $ 4.4 million in 2012.

On June 15, one of Ruth's jerseys from the 1928-1930 period will be auctioned at Yankee Stadium, along with other collectibles from Ruth and Yankees.

Jack Nicklaus saw his famous golden Rolex wear while signing autographs on May 4

Jack Nicklaus saw his famous golden Rolex wear while signing autographs on May 4

Jack Nicklaus saw his famous golden Rolex wear while signing autographs on May 4

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