PSA: If We Pool Our Money, We Could Buy Jackie Kennedy's Cartier Watch — Who's In?
Sure, you could treat yourself to a brand-new Cartier watch, or you could bid on Jackie Kennedy's engraved Tank, a signature item she wore for years beginning in 1963. The timepiece was a gift from her brother-in-law Prince Stanislaw Radziwill, whom she called "Stas." It was a celebration of the 50-mile Palm Beach hike President John F. Kennedy encouraged Americans to take on. "Stas to Jackie 23 Feb." is scrawled on the back of the gold design, along with the start and stop times of the hike.
While it would mean a lot to own a memento like this one to begin with, the square shape of the watch and its slick black band also lend a vintage touch to any outfit. Of course, knowing the special story behind a Cartier design comes with a price, and the watch is expected to sell at anywhere from $60,000 to $120,000 (about £46,000 to £92,000) when it goes up for auction on June 21 at Christie's.
Scroll for a closer look at Jackie's watch, along with the painting that will accompany it (a piece of original artwork Jackie made and gifted to Stas after the hike). Then catch another glimpse of Jackie wearing her timepiece with a simple ribbed poloneck, further encouragement to place your own bid on the timeless artefact this Summer.