HMT Watches Limited - HMT was entrusted the vital task of building machine tools and in 1953 the first Machine tool factory was set up in Bangalore. HMT set up a watch manufacturing Unit at Bangalore in collaboration with M/s Citizen Watch Co., Japan in 1961. As the first manufacturer of Wrist watches in the country, HMT successfully absorbed the totally new precision manufacturing technology for mass production, and assembly of micro sized components. This tryst with ?firsts? continued and led to launch of India?s first Automatic Day-Date watch , first Quartz watch , first Braille watch, first Ana-Digi watch and so on. The first batch of Hand Wound Wrist Watches was released by the Hon?ble Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.