Jack Nicklaus’s Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Yellow Gold Watch has Been Sold

Rolex unveiled its Day-Date replica watch collection back in 1955, a time when the model was considered ahead of its era. Boasting innovative features like the date and day discs, it earned its moniker. The Rolex Day-Date swiftly ascended to become the flagship model of the Rolex brand. Among its variants, the 18-karat gold edition stands out as the epitome of luxury and is affectionately dubbed “the President.”

In September 2017, a truly remarkable episode of Talking Watches featured golfing legend Jack Nicklaus. Not only was Nicklaus a remarkable figure, but the episode was also extraordinary as it revolved around a singular timepiece—a Rolex Day-Date yellow gold replica presented to Nicklaus by Rolex in 1967. This watch had adorned his wrist nearly every day since, becoming his cherished possession. Recently, it went under the hammer at Phillips in New York, fetching a staggering $1.22 million, with all proceeds earmarked for the Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Foundation. Simply put, it’s awe-inspiring.

In the world of horology, the notion of a “watch person” or a “watch girl” borders on myth. The allure of possessing a singular, emblematic timepiece is undeniable to those consumed by horological fascination. Nicklaus embodied this archetype, with this watch serving as an integral part of his personal and professional journey, lending it an unparalleled sporting narrative.

The fervor surrounding this auction was palpable. While Phillips initially estimated its value at $100,000-200,000, many skeptics anticipated a higher price, especially considering the charitable aspect. Bidding commenced at $500,000, escalating swiftly. Within moments, it surpassed the $1,000,000 mark, eventually hammering down at that price, with a bidder securing the winning bid.

Adding to the intrigue, this watch now holds the title of the most expensive Rolex Day-Date replica ever auctioned, by a significant margin. Its record-breaking status underscores its rarity and significance in horological circles. As for future contenders, it’s challenging to envision a Day-Date replica surpassing this milestone, save for perhaps a mythical stainless steel prototype—a tale for another time.

Additionally, another horological gem is up for grabs tonight: the Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master Everose replica famously worn by Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now. With no estimate attached, its final selling price remains anyone’s guess. Stay tuned for a comprehensive update post-auction.

Reasons to Purchase a Vintage Super Replica Rolex President Day-Date 18038

One of the most popular pre-owned watches on the market today is the Clone Rolex President Day-Date. Available in a variety of feature sets including case size, bracelet options, precious metals, and dial colors, it isn’t hard to find the perfect reference to match your style. Today, we will focus on one reference, in particular, the sophisticated replica President Day-Date 18038. Below are 5 reasons why we think you should add this vintage gem to your watch box.

Many seasoned luxury watch collectors will tell you that the replica Rolex President Day-Date 18038 is the smartest choice when it comes to value. The case and bracelet are constructed out of yellow gold, which may continue to rise in price for the obvious reason that yellow gold is a precious metal. Being an older model, however, the replica President Day-Date 18038 comes in at a more affordable price than newer references that are also constructed out of gold.

The Day-Date 18038 offers modern style without sacrificing its vintage appeal. The case measures a traditional 36mm, which many collectors may argue fits slightly larger on the wrist than older vintage Day-Date references. This phenomenon may be caused by the upgrade from the Pie-Pan dial that was commonly featured on older Day-Date watches.

A replica Rolex Calibre 3055 perpetual movement is the heartbeat of the Day-Date ref 18038. A fifth-generation Day-Date movement, the calibre 3055 includes many modern luxuries, such as 28,800 bph and the addition of a Quickset function. The Quickset function allows the wearer to adjust the date aperture on the dial with a quick twist of the crown. Older, non-Quickset movements require the crown to be wound a full 24 hours to change the date. Many Rolex aficionados believe that newer models are a better option because they boast a more convenient Double Quickset function, however, that brings us back to our top reason for purchasing the Day-Date 18038, which is its excellent value.

Many older Day-Date references can be found with a President bracelet secured by a Fliplock clasp. While there is nothing wrong with the Fliplock clasp per se, Rolex collectors in the known prefer the style and fit of the concealed Crownclasp. Virtually indistinguishable from the President bracelet save for the iconic crown, the concealed Crownclasp lends itself to a seamless profile on the wrist.

When Rolex debuted the Day-Date in 1956, it was the first timepiece to offer the date as well as the day spelled out in full on its dial. It wasn’t until after a Day-Date was gifted to President Dwight D. Eisenhower that it earned its now iconic nickname, “The President”. While the nickname “President” is commonly associated with the entire watch, it refers solely to the three-link bracelet that is often paired with the Day-Date. This incredible history is just one reason among many to consider adding a replica Rolex President Day-Date reference 18038 to your collection.

1:1 Super Clone Rolex Day-Date 36 Watches

Baselworld 2019 is finally upon us, which means a whole batch of novelties to comb through. As is the case every year, most eyes are on replica Rolex’s new releases. While most of the attention is undoubtedly on their new sports watches, some of replica Rolex’s new dress watches are worth a discussion too. Here’s an overview of the new replica Rolex Day-Date 36 collection for 2019, equipped with a new caliber and new dial treatments.

When super clone Rolex debuted the new Caliber 3255 with improved power reserve, precision, and resistance inside the Day-Date 40 in 2015, it was only a matter of time that the smaller Day-Date 36 models would get the same treatment. And four years later, here they are.

In terms of design, the new-generation Day-Date 36 watches retain the iconic replica Rolex President style from the precious metal construction to the pair of calendar windows on the dial, to the semi-circular links on the metal bracelets. For this release, replica Rolex offers the new Day-Date 36 watches in 18k yellow gold, 18k white gold, and 18k Everose gold (replica Rolex’s patented rose gold alloy) – some with fluted bezels and some with diamond-set bezels.

There are a few dial options to choose from and the ombré styles in green, brown, and blue with diamond hour markers are particularly striking. Although replica Rolex labels these concentric gradient dials as “novel,” those familiar with vintage 1:1 best replica Rolex watches will immediately recognize the similarity to vignette dials found on some older Day-Date and Datejust models.

Other dials offered thus far in the new Day-Date 36 collection include two hard stoned dials (another vintage style throwback), one in pink opal and the other in veined turquoise. Finally, there’s also a full diamond pavé dial, further embellished with 10 baguette-cut, rainbow-colored sapphire indexes.

Whether with a 41, 40, or 36mm case, the Day-Date, aka the replica Rolex President, has always been officially classified as a men’s watch. On the other hand, a ladies’ replica Rolex President refers to Lady-Datejust models fitted with a President bracelet. Even right now, if you visit replica Rolex’s website and click on the “Men’s Watches” tab, these new Day-Date 36 watches appear. Conversely, if you go to the “Women’s Watches” section, they are nowhere to be found.

But seriously, look at these new Day-Date watches – some of them are undeniably a bit feminine in design. I’m not saying a guy can’t rock these bejeweled gold watches but it’s clear that replica Rolex is targeting a female audience with some of these new iterations. After all, it’s no secret that women have been wearing the Day-Date 36 for decades, so it makes sense to offer designs with a more feminine flair. But I don’t get why replica Rolex won’t put them in the ladies’ section on the website.