Photographs: Chago Akii-bua and Brian Jones

Women’s watches, from left: Ebel 1911 La Carrée watch with stainless-steel case and red alligator strap ($2,950) at Lester Lampert Jewelry, 57 East Oak Street. Movado Museum Automatic watch with stainless-steel case and white alligator strap ($1,050) at Movado, 845 North Michigan Avenue. Bulgari Assioma watch with gold case and tan alligator strap ($6,900) at Bulgari, 909 North Michigan Avenue.


From left: Movado Revi watch with mother-of-pearl, diamond, and stainless-steel case on a black alligator strap ($1,795) at Movado. Cartier Pasha C watch with stainless-steel case and lavender alligator strap($3,325) at Cartier, 935 North Michigan Avenue. Cartier Tank Française watch with white-gold case and black alligator strap ($8,600) at Cartier.