Jackie Kennedy’s life took a tragic and unexpected turn with the assassination of her husband – John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. This Cartier Tank replica with gold case was given to her in happier times just months before her life would change irrevocably.
The Cartier copy watch with black leather strap was a gift to Jackie from her brother-in-law Prince Stanislaw Radziwill, who was then married to her sister Caroline. It was presented to commemorate a 50-mile walk that the family had completed in Palm Beach. The inscription on the caseback reads: “Stas to Jackie / 23 Feb. 63 / 2:05 AM to 9:35 PM“.
As you can see, aaa quality copy Cartier used to undertake engravings in the handwriting of the purchaser, a nice touch that adds a certain personal warmth and illegible charm.
The former first lady’s timepiece was eventually sold at a 2017 auction for $379,500. The purported buyer: a certain Kim Kardashian.