On Wednesday night in New York City, a gold Cartier watch once owned by Jackie Kennedy hit the auction block. Expected to fetch $120,000, the time piece sold for $379,500 to an (at the time) anonymous bidder.
Surely the buyer would turn out to be a pillar of poise and grace, just like Kennedy herself? The gossip queens over at TMZ spoke to auction sources who revealed the identity of the buyer shortly after the sale. It was none other than… Kim Kardashian West.
But don’t expect to see it being flaunted on Instagram any time soon, Kardashian West is reportedly being far more careful about flaunting her assets since being robbed at gun point last year.
The watch, a gift from Kennedy’s brother-in-law Prince Stanislaw “Stas” Radziwill, is engraved “Stas to Jackie, 23 Feb. 63. 2:05 AM TO 9:35 PM.” According to the lot, the times refer to the start and stop times of the famous 50 Mile Hike that Radziwill completed in Palm Beach in 1963.
After Jackie received the watch from Radziwill, she created an original painting depicting Radziwill and Chuck Spalding on the hike. It’s captioned, “February 23, 1963 2:05 am to 9:35 pm Jackie to Stas with love and admiration”. The painting accompanied the sale of the watch.