At a recent Christie’s auction in New York City, the First Lady’s vintage Cartier watch was sold for $379,500—some $200,000 more than the house’s initial projection—to an anonymous bidder, who was later reported to be Kim K.
The small gold-faced, black leather timepiece was a gift from Kennedy’s brother-in-law Prince Stanislaw Albrecht Radziwill and is engraved with the date she received it: February 23, 1963, just a few months before her husband, President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in Dallas.
Though the simple Cartier wristwatch is certainly timeless and a genuine piece of fashion history given its iconic owner, it is hard not to read more into Kardashian West’s extravagant purchase. Could it be a hint that her husband, Kanye West, is once again contemplating running for president, and she’ll need a press-friendly wardrobe to match? Or is she fostering political ambitions of her own?
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