About Us

Welcome to Patina Nationale

We are a vintage watch business that specialises in Military, Divers and Chronograph watches. We pride ourselves in sourcing rare and very collectible watches in these 3 categories from all around the world, whether that be entry level price or high-end grail pieces.

We offer watches at all price points whether that be for a first-time buyer or a vintage collector. An 18th birthday or a retirement gift. And everything in between.

We also source rare collectibles and accessories to compliment the watches and brands we work with and sell.

As founder of Patina Nationale I am a watch collector and enthusiast and have been since I was a young boy, when my parents first bought me a watch. I have been fortunate enough to be able to work in the watch trade for over 25 years, with some fantastic brands and great people, and with some of the biggest organisations in the business. Whether that was starting in retail, then working in marketing and finishing in wholesale, brand managing Iconic luxury watch brands, and bringing them to market across all platforms.

We try and offer some rare and sought-after pieces in the 3 categories we know and love best. Whether that be a military watch with rare provenance, a diver that is hard to find or a vintage chronograph that looks great with your suit.

All of the pieces on the Patina Nationale website have been carefully sourced and curated and are watches we would love to wear.

We hope you enjoy the site and find something you like as much we do.

Thank you

Oliver King
Founder – Patina Nationale


Photo Credits. Alfred Minnaar Photography. Chris ” TJ” Jason (tj_watchguy) Sgt Major Hillinga (hillejames_combatphotographer) Getty Images (Licenced)