Bangalore, India isn’t typically associated with watchmaking. Far removed from historical centres in Switzerland and Germany, Bangalore has an interesting watchmaking history of its own. Hindustan Machine Tools Limited (HMT) was a state-owned brand from the 1960s and for decades represented Indian watchmaking. HMT watches were generally the only game in town with a production of several million per year. The brand has since disappeared with Titan Watches now the dominant player, but Bangalore Watch Company is carving a market for itself with uniquely Indian, limited production models. The Bangalore MACH 1 automatic celebrates the Indian Air Force MiG 21 Type 77 with design elements seen throughout the case and dial, with a special edition using aluminium from a decommissioned jet. Read the full coverage of the MACH 1 launch on the Monochrome Website.