Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe's 45th birthday gift to former American
President John F Kennedy is on sale for $4.68 million (GBP2.6 million).
The Some Like It Hot actress gave the ROLEX watch to JFK in 1962 - the
same year as her death - and it's now being sold by New York firm MOMENTS IN
TIME as a "truly astounding relic of extraordinary historical significance".
The gift was a symbol of Monroe's love for the president - inscribed with
the words "Jack, with love as always, from Marilyn" - but JFK was keen to
distance himself from the icon and handed the watch to an aide with orders to
The letter supporting the gift reads, "This watch was given to my late
father in 1962 by President Kennedy in person with the instruction 'get rid of
A spokesperson for Moments In Time says, "Marilyn was at an extremely
delicate psychological point in he life and fantasised that JFK would leave
JACKIE and marry her.
"When he received the watch, he was appalled."