Watches Akhila Ranganna 6 min read After HMT and Titan, India has not had any significant homegrown watch brands. Four independent watch makers are looking to change that.BANGALORE WATCH COMPANY“We started Bangalore Watch Company out of a singular desire to reacquaint gentlemen with fine watches of Indian origin,” says Nirupesh Joshi, who founded the Bengaluru-based BWC along with his wife Mercy Amalraj in 2017. Their tech careers took them to Hong Kong and Seoul, but Bengaluru was the city they always called home.It was during a sabbatical in 2016 that the idea to start a watch brand took shape, and BWC was born in January 2017. Fine watchmaking never took off in India as much as fine jewellery did,” says Joshi. “We’re determined to put India on the radar as the country’s first independent fine watch brand.” The company is self-funded, with the duo having invested most of their life savings in it. While Amalraj takes care of the customer experience processes, Joshi handles sales, product design, strategy “and anything else that falls between the cracks.”The first collection from BWC that opened for pre-orders via their website in March this year was the Renaissance Automatic. It is a vintage-inspired mechanical… Read full this story
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