You Can Buy Jackie's Watch

  1. Street Style: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, photographed in New York in the 70s, wearing her Cartier Tank watch. Photo: Getty

N ext month, Christie's Rockefeller Centre in New York will auction off Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's iconic Cartier watch, together with one of the former First Lady's paintings. The coveted items form part of the house's Rare Watches and American Icons sale, and are estimated to sell between US$60,000 and US$120,000.  Onassis received the timepiece in 1963, while still living in the White House, the yellow-gold Tank was a gift from her brother-in-law, Prince Stanislaw "Stas" Radziwill. The auction takes place on June 21st.

  2. In Good Time: above left, Kennedy Onassis's watch, and riding with her son John F. Kennedy Jr. in New York, 1969. Photo: Getty; below, the  original painting and a detail of the Cartier watch's inscription. Images courtesy of Christie's.