The iconic Rolex Submariner is by all measures the perfect watch for harsh marine environments. However, sailboat racers live and die by a perfect start, in which they cross the start line neither too soon (and have to circle around) nor too late (in which they are at the back of the pack). The trick is to cross the line as the horn sounds, which demands a special timepiece. The all-new Yacht-Master II was designed specifically to provide a precise countdown to the start, allowing the skipper to know the precise moment to allow his bow to cross the start line. Featuring the world’s first programmable countdown function, this watch was created expressly for this scenario. Off the water, the Yacht-Master II, like other Rolex “professional” timepieces such as the Daytona and the GMT II, is a ruggedly handsome watch that is equally at home in the boardroom, the opera or your favorite BBQ place; Rolex.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.