Arturo Merzario Niki Lauda Rolex Datejust

Vintage Watches

The tale of Niki Lauda's Rolex

In 1976, Arturo Merzario dived into flames to free Niki Lauda from his wrecked F1 car. The rescuer was given a gold Rolex as a thank-you but has never worn it — till now. He reveals why