If you have been following HODINKEE for the past few weeks you’ve heard about a little watch called Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ Cartier Tank. I wrote about this important and classic timepiece here and we had the watch on set on Friday Live with Eric Wind last week.
Well the time has finally come and the Christie’s auction has taken place. The watch was estimated for $60,000 to $120,000 and the winning bid today was $310,000 total sales price including buyer’s premium, $379,500 which is obviously an unbelievably strong result. Regardless, it is important to note that Jackie O’s Cartier Tank is significant because of its relevance to the vintage watch market as well as its mass appeal. It’s always fun seeing iconic pieces such as this one come to market (and perform above expectations) and I look forward to the next.
You can see the lot description at Christie’s online.