When it comes to timeless, chic and sophisticated style,
, Jackie Kennedy , Angelina Jolie and Michelle Obama all correspond within the sartorial category. As a former first lady, Jackie O will forever remain as the style icon to first merge politics and fashion. Princess Dee, a.k.a “The People’s Princess’” Princess Diana . Adding to the list is former first lady Michelle Obama, whose bright and bold dresses were a breath of fresh air during her time in The White House. playful yet timeless fashion sense continues to influence today
Meanwhile, Angelina has placed herself as one of Hollywood’s most effortlessly elegant stars. Although they’re each praised for their individual styles, there is one accessory that ties them all together, and that is Cartier’s iconic Tank watch. Available in an array of colors and styles, this luxurious accessory has managed to gain the attention of these four influential women. Keep scrolling to learn more about their affinity for this luxurious watch.
© GettyImages Jackie Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy’s wife wore a Tank model from 1963. The luxurious watch was a commemorative gift from her brother-in-law Stanislaw Radziwill after completing a 50-mile run they did together in Palm Beach. The watch held a sentinel value as it was engraved with the timestamps 2:05 am and 9:35 pm, marking their finish times. The precious heirloom went off to be auctioned in June 2017.
© GettyImages Princess Diana
The watch’s simple and elegant style is what made Princess Diana of Wales wear the watch in several models. The most memorable style with the Tank Louis Cartier featuring a black strap – the same as Jackie O’s. This photograph from 1995, two years before her death, shows Prince William and Prince Harry’s mom wearing the simpler iteration of the watch as opposed to the Tank Française she wore on other occasions.
© GettyImages Michelle Obama
Speaking of the Tank Française, it’ one of the only watches seen on the former first lady’s wrist. Barack Obama’s wife wore the swanky watch style for her first official portrait as the first lady of the U.S. in the White House’s Blue Room. It was a truly historic moment for which she chose to wear this incredibly chic piece of jewelry.