Breaking News Jack Nicklaus’s Rolex Day-Date Sells For $1.22 Million At Phillips In New York City
Back in September 2017, we ran a unique scene of Talking Watches with golf legend Jack Nicklaus . Other than Nicklaus being an uncommon person, the scene was exceptional on the grounds that it zeroed in on only one watch: a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date that Nicklaus was given by Rolex back in 1967. It had been on his wrist essentially consistently from that point forward and was his valued belonging. This evening it sold at Phillips in New York for $1.22 million, 100% of which will be going to the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. There’s not a lot to say here but rather “wow.”
Amongst watch individuals, the possibility of a “one watch fellow” or “one watch young lady” is nearly folklore. There’s something so appealing about having one tribal watch to those of us who are watch fixated. Nicklaus was a lot of that individual however, and this watch is a piece of his own life, his expert life, and a fantastic games story. I feel that is essential for why this watch created such a lot of fervor. This wasn’t one of Jack Nicklaus’ watches – it was his watch. While Phillips recorded it with a gauge of $100,000-200,000, I think the vast majority took that with an enormous grain of salt, realizing it would acquire significantly more than that (particularly with the cause component in mind).
Jack Nicklaus with the watch being referred to, back in 2017.
The opening offer was for $500,000, and it preceded barker Aurel Bacs had even wrapped up presenting the watch. Somebody countered with $550,000 and the first bidder countered with $700,000. From that point, the offering was somewhat lethargic, yet consistent. It arrived at the $1,000,000 mark in simply one more moment or two, ultimately pounding at that value, going to a bidder with a development offer in the books.
One extra aspect to this story is that this watch is presently the most costly Day-Date at any point sold at sell off – and it’s not even that nearby, truly. I can’t discover anything more than $500,000 in the records of any significant sales management firm. It’s likewise difficult to envision a Day-Date that could beat this, other than possibly a fanciful tempered steel model, yet that is a story for another time.
There’s another hotshot watch on the square around evening time as well – the Rolex GMT-Master worn by Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now . It’s part number 30, so it ought to sell inside the hour. It has no gauge related with it, so the last cost is genuinely anybody’s theory. Return here for a full report after the sledge falls.
You can track with the remainder of the outcomes from this evening’s Game Changers deal at Phillips.com .