Three hands, a case, a dial and movement held by a leather/metal band go into the making of a watch. But to earn the stamp of a micro-brand, it needs to be exclusively designed and meticulously timed. Though the choices in global micro-brands have grown multifold, there was no Indian micro-brand till recently. Inspired by the world of fine watch-making overseas, Nirupesh Joshi and Mercy Amalraj left their tech careers behind in Hong Kong to start what is perhaps the world’s first Indian-origin watch micro-brand. Read the full backstory of Bangalore Watch Company™ here on the Indian Express.