Time is a powerful thing: it can heal all wounds, Mussolini had trains running on it, and it made magazine-stand passersby hurl themselves into traffic when they caught a glimpse of Mark Zuckerberg's face. For some stylish ways to measure it, slap on a watch from Alessi
Long an Italian design shop known for its mod-styled housewares, Alessi just got into the timekeeping biz, churning out a bunch of mostly analog designs by Euro artists and architects done up in mixes of leather, metal, rubber, and plastic, aka Chris Berman's preference in women in descending order. Designs skewing traditional include the leather-banded Record, with a large, round, brushed stainless steel housing and a black-faced dial w/ chrono; the Tondo, which comes with either a black or orange polyurethane band, brushed silver bezel, and a face with hours marked in Italian; and a rounded square-faced collection with black & white chrono faces and leather or steel-link bands, models guaranteed to keep better time than Steel Pulse bands. Because those dudes are high, and subsequently late. Turning the funk knob up are quirkier pieces like the Tanto x Cambiare, with only a minute hand (the hour dial's set within a smaller fixture); the square-faced, all polyurethane Kaj in 12 different fluorescent colorways; and the almost alien Daytimer, with a body comprised of asymmetrical trapezoids and triangles and an OLED screen that's black and blue, which may look bad, but Ike totally didn't mean it. Now eat the cake
If you're so inclined, they're also doing up unisex timepieces, some unmistakably for your lady-friend, and even a couple for kids, which is what some people still call Mark Zuckerberg, when they're not calling him "a terrifyingly freckled freak-tycoon".