Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus Is Selling His Iconic Gold Rolex: Here’s How It Could Be Yours

The Golden Bear is auctioning off his golden Rolex for a very good cause.

L: Phillips R: Courtesy of the Nicklaus Companies for Phillips

Jack Nicklaus isn’t just one of our greatest living sports legends. The game-changing golfer is—at least in his senior years—a seriously charitable guy.

Which explains why Nicklaus has decided to part with his glorious gold Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Rolex—a truly great timepiece and one that’s been on his wrist for over 50 years—all in the name of a very worthy cause. 


Nicklaus, age 79, first received the watch at a Rolex-sponsored party in Japan in 1966. It has since become his signature timepiece that he has worn during countless championship moments, so when Phillips puts it up for auction later this year, the watch is expected to pull in some staggeringly rich seven-digit bids.

If so, it will easily become one of the priciest pieces of sports-related memorabilia ever. 

And who wouldn’t want this gorgeous timepiece? It’s been captured on countless photos through the years as Nicklaus hoisted one of his many championship trophies. The conversation value is endless, even if the investment value is where the rubber meets the road. 

The 18-karat yellow gold Rolex will go on the auction block December 10, 2019. All proceeds benefit the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.