A Hispanic model native of South California, Rome Hernandez aims to be one of the top models in the industry. Through the years, he has represented several recognizable brands, such as Nova and Express, to name a few. Part of his success comes from his personality that offers the best of both worlds. Though he is a driven person who takes his work seriously, he has a goofy side outside of it, too. King Rome also appreciates luxury and flashiness but has a deep love for the simple things in life.
THE JOYS OF URBAN LIFE
Like every city dweller, Rome's favorite part about urban life is the wide variety of things it offers.
Feeling festive? There are various places to go to enjoy the nightlife. Feeling like doing something active? A run by the harbor while checking out the city skyline is on top of his list, as it's therapeutic. Wanna just chill and do nothing? Sitting by a view and just enjoying the sounds of the city late at night or at the crack of dawn makes him feel good.
These are just some of the awesome things to do in Southern California. Not to mention there's a beach nearby to unwind and nice weather all year round is a bonus.
MUST TRY URBAN EXPERIENCES IN SOUTH CALIFORNIA
There’s no room for boredom in this part of the US. He highly recommends attending sports games, concerts, catching a movie at the theater, spending some time at the beach, trying out new restaurants, going to amusement parks, checking out the zoo, and partying.
For him, the expectations he sets for himself inspire him the most. He strives to create a great life for himself and experience it with his loved ones. One of the ways of achieving this is through constantly becoming the best at what he does.
SIGNATURE STYLE STATEMENT
A diverse sense of style makes Rome a true icon. He switches it up from streetwear to dressier looks, and a watch that complements his look is always a plus. However, a nice pair of designer sunglasses is his huge staple and what he’s mostly known for. Most of his Instagram (@king_rome) pics consist of him wearing sunglasses. On any given day, he throws on a pair of sunglasses before heading out the door and feels ready to take on the world.
A LOVE AFFAIR WITH WATCHES: WHERE DID IT ALL BEGIN?
Rome became passionate about watches during his early teens. The timepieces his uncle used to wear always caught his eye. Since he's the type who pays attention to detail, he likes how the right watch can complement an outfit and make it stand out even more.
HIS TOP GRAYTON WATCH PICKS
As a model, he lives an active, very social lifestyle. He also enjoys partaking in the nightlife at times. Thus, he considers any timepiece in the Aegis, Guilloche, or Cushion 24H collection a perfect match to his lifestyle. However, he is particularly into the Aegis 41 Milanese Hermes Gold, as he loves its color scheme and overall design. What’s more, it can either be worn casually or for a special event.
Given that an automatic watch is designed for an active lifestyle, he also loves the fact that it can be wound by hand.
THE WATCH DESIGN THAT CATCHES HIS FANCY
He doesn't look for a particular design. In fact, he appreciates many designs and color schemes. It depends on the mood he's in as well. At times, he'll have an outfit idea in mind, and when he sees a watch, the voice inside his head just says, "THAT'S THE ONE."
WATCH CARE AND UPKEEP ROUTINES
Like any watch lovers out there, he knows that proper care and maintenance are the keys to ensuring that a timepiece stands the test of time. He always puts the watch back into the box it came with. Also, he keeps it from getting exposed to certain chemicals.