Whether it's flashy or unassuming, a man's watch can tell a lot about him. Here, we bring you a glimpse of horological inspiration from a top tastemaker. In this edition: one of fashion's most well-known faces, supermodel and television personality Tyson Beckford and his favorite timepiece from Rolex.
The Subject: Tyson Beckford
The Watch: Rolex Deepsea Sea Dweller
The Details: There was once a time that Beckford wore anything and everything that was blinged out with diamonds—which were, in the nineties, a man's unabashed status symbol. Today, he cringes at the very thought.
"I don't want to be too flashy anymore," he says. "I don't do watches with the diamonds—I did that when I was younger. When I look back now, I think it's kind of tacky."
Which is why Beckford now sports a Rolex Deepsea Sea Dweller watch that he found at a dealer in Flushing, Queens, as his go-to for day-to-day.
"Rolex has been around for a long time, and this Deepsea is my everyday dress-up watch," he says. "I keep it clean and simple, and this one is a classic. I like it because it's stainless. It's a watch I wear that easily dresses any outfit up." He adds: "It's also 51 millimeters. It's big—really big."