Multifunction complication timepieces are not all that unusual, but Longines pegs a moon phase indicator to this model from their Master Collection. This classically styled timepiece combines a vintage look with a thoroughly modern and reliable L687 mechanical movement. A 48-hour power reserve allows it to be rotated with other timepieces in the collection (as with any mechanical watch, we’d suggest it be stored on a winder). The stainless steel 40mm housing encloses the silver dial featuring a “barleycorn” pattern that draws the eye in for a closer examination. The elegant blued steel hands indicate the time of day, as well as a 30-minute counter (which is very handy to know when you have to add more time to the parking meter!), a 24-hour indicator and the aforementioned moon phase sub-dial. If the board meeting is a bit boring, unlatch the handsewn alligator strap’s triple-locking bracelet to flip the watch over and enjoy the hypnotic activity of the L687 movement via the sapphire crystal; Longines.com.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
The Chihuahua breed’s origins are steeped in mystery. It’s widely believed that they are direct descendants of the Techichi — a small dog of Chinese ancestry that dates back to Mayan times. It’s possible that explorers bred the Techichi with a small hairless dog, and the Chihuahua was the result.