Brilliant ways to prove that your time is valuable

Photograph: Chago Akii-Bua and Brian Jones
watches available at fine Chicago jewelry stores

Women’s watches, from top: Tiffany & Co. watch with diamond and white gold case and bracelet ($39,500) at Tiffany & Co., 730 North Michigan Avenue.

Cartier La Dona watch with diamond case and rose gold bracelet ($31,700) at Cartier, 630 North Michigan Avenue.

Gucci G Rectangle watch with diamond, mother-of-pearl, and stainless-steel case and bracelet in stainless steel ($3,595) at Gucci, 900 North Michigan Avenue.

Ebel Brasilia watch with diamond and stainless-steel case and tan alligator strap ($8,000) at Lester Lampert, 57 East Oak Street.