Christies Auction “The Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis Cartier Tank”
By Sebastian Marc
On the 23rd of June Christie´s New York Watches is set to auction a very unique timepiece Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Cartier Tank and accompanying painting by Jackie herself.
The Cartier Tank was one of of Jackie´s most beloved pieces, (estimated at $60,000-$120,ooo) given to her as a gift from her brother in law Prince Stanislaw in 1963, it can be seen on her wrist in many iconic photos. The watch features an engraving “Stas to Jackie 23 FED. 63 2:05 am to 9:35 pm” the times refer to the start and stop times of the famous 50 Mile Hike in Palm Beach.
Alongside the watch is an original painting by Jackie dedicated to Stas Radziwill which features Stas and Chuck Spalding attempting the hike that was encouraged by President Kennedy in early 1963 .
“February 23, 1963 2.05am to 9:35pm /Jackie to Stas with love and admiration” is written on the painting.
These unique pieces have only recently surfaced and are a testament to the glamorous Kennedy years and therefore are full of “love, emotion and history.” as John Reardon (international Head of Christie´s Watches) states.
Live Auction: Wednesday, June 21, 2017: 10 am & 2pm
CHRISTIE´S Spring 2017 Watches sales calendar:
Important Watches Hong Kong
Monday 29 May 2017
Tuesday, 23 May-6 June, 2017
Tuesday, June 23, 2017