Our Story

Thank you for considering investing in an Olivier Meylan, Swiss heritage timepiece.  Join an elite community of limited edition watch owners, with a rich history. We only ever use Swiss movements in our models and each timepiece is tested to the highest standards. Our story began long ago and has associations with some of the most prestigious watch brands in the world.
Through The Generations
In 1995 I returned to the UK with my parents and older brother having spent eight years living in Switzerland. This is not only a place I called home but also a country where my Grandfather, Alfred Meylan was born. Alfred lived and studied the art of watch making in the Vallée de Joux, starting with an apprenticeship at Jaeger-LeCoultre and later being approached by Smiths in the UK. As a child my father would take me to visit all of the leading manufactures of luxury watches in the Vallée de Joux. This was the spark that ignited my life-long fascination and passion for watches.
Watches have always been in my blood.  The Meylans have married into the Audemars, LeCoultre and Piguet families, a family connection first established in 1620. That legacy has survived to this day and became even more poignant when my son, Olivier, was born in 2016. His arrival fuelled my desire to launch my own watch brand, named after him and celebrate the history we both share. I’d like to offer my sincere thanks for helping us to keep the story alive.
David Meylan | Founder
Alfred Meylan (Grandfather to founder David and Great Grandfather to Olivier)
Some rare and precious documents we would like to share with the world , giving you a small taste of our Swiss watch heritage.
Here you can see Alfred Meylan’s certificate of qualification in watch making in the Vallee de Joux as well as his job offer from Jaeger LeCoultre (formally LeCoultre & Cie before they collaborated with Jaeger in 1937) 17th October 1928 would have been a very proud day for our family.
Fact: LeCoultre & Cie. Produced most of the movement blanks for Patek Philippe of Geneva.