I really enjoy the way this watch (14060m) patinas. I‘ve had it for around 15 years now and the dial is beginning to lighten a little (definitely not the glossy inky black from when I first got it). I’m quite surprised the it has done this, considering I live in a temperate climate. It has little scratches and scuffs from bracelet changes and general wear. The aluminium bezel insert has also dulled a little too. With technological advances, perhaps this will be less common in more modern iterations (or take longer to happen). It’s definitely a hidden bonus in my custodianship of this watch!