Moonphase in a sports watch? Well why not? BUT in doing so they have also managed to downgrade the waterproofness to a lowly 60m because of the moonphase adjustment pusher. Some argue, so what, it's not a real sportswatch anyway; more of a tough 'dresswatch'. Hmmmm, some ‘Nautilus’ then, not exactly one that Jules Verne would be very proud of…… You know, for me, this is exactly the sort of thing PP should be good at; solving those kinds of problems, especially at its $20k price!
Click for a super hi res pic from AlbertoS and some more here by Suitbert Walter.
As for the design, well it's a bit uninspired. It looks like a simple, lunchtime, 'what-if' project in Photoshop from me. The location of the sub-dials is awkward with the Nautilus port hole dial shape. Arguably, it's a cynical low investment parts bin revamp..... It'll do, I may even buy one....but how about something genuinely new for the Nautilus PP?
Compare Patek’s original 5085 dial shown above with the new 3712. Which do you prefer?