US$379,500 (HK$3M)

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The 18k gold, square-shaped Cartier Tank Or­di­naire, once owned by Jac­que­line Kennedy Onas­sis, swept the Christie’s New York “Rare Watches and Amer­i­can Icons Sale” in June – ex­ceed­ing its ini­tial es­ti­mate of US$120,000 by more than three­fold and break­ing the world record for a Cartier Tank. The watch was man­u­fac­tured in 1962 and was a pre­sent from Onas­sis’ brother-in-law Prince Stanis­law “Stas” Radzi­will. The former first lady was pho­tographed many times wear­ing the watch through­out the decades. It is one of only three ever pro­duced, and its case­back is en­graved with: “Stas to Jackie 23 Feb. 63 2:05 AM to 9:35 PM” – a ref­er­ence to the 50-Mile Hike in Palm Beach in 1963.

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