Le Brassus by Ch.H. Meylan. Charles-Henri Meylan

Founded 1878 in Le Brassus by Ch.H. Meylan. Charles-Henri Meylan is a highly esteemed and eminent watchmaker who worked in both Switzerland and America. He manufactured his own line of watches under the name C. H. Meylan, Brassus and also collaborated with Tiffany & Co, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Waltham Watch Co. Meylan held three American patents which protected his innovative repeater designs which were used in the rare Waltham repeaters. 

The 1920s for Charles Henri Meylan is a tricky period which is not very well known.Revealed public information says he died in 1916, but there is a registered Swiss patent on his name in 1920, and the brand still advertises in 1930 with some jump hour complication wrist watches, we don't know if his son Max Meylan is continuing his business but somehow Marius Meylan who takes over Lemania has influence on them. The CH Meylan brand disappears until Baume & Mercier buys its facilities in Brassus and registers as its own trademark in 1957.

His movements which are available in the market are from the last decades of 19th century and earlier 20th say to 1910s.His first patent is from 1874, US patent, he is based in Brassus and New York both, in different times and has activities in both continents, Europe and U.S.Won a prize in 1894 in Geneve for Observatory Timing Competition with the World Time Watch.

46mm Meylan Brassus high grade 19 Jewels antique solid silver dress men's vintage watch rare unique collectable timepiece
Case: Case material - solid silver -0,925 purity Fully hallmarked by London Assay office for import 1910 - date letter Measures 46 mm in diameter - slimm dress-watch case Case is in good condition after hand polishing. Movement: Swiss made high grade movement by CH Meylan, 19 jewels, ..
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Founded 1878 in Le Brassus by Ch.H. Meylan. Charles-Henri Meylan is a highly esteemed and eminent watchmaker who worked in both Switzerland and America. He manufactured his own line of watches under the name C. H. Meylan, Brassus and also collaborated with Tiffany & Co, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Waltham Watch Co. Meylan held three American patents which protected his innovative repeater designs which were used in the rare Waltham repeaters. 

The 1920s for Charles Henri Meylan is a tricky period which is not very well known.Revealed public information says he died in 1916, but there is a registered Swiss patent on his name in 1920, and the brand still advertises in 1930 with some jump hour complication wrist watches, we don't know if his son Max Meylan is continuing his business but somehow Marius Meylan who takes over Lemania has influence on them. The CH Meylan brand disappears until Baume & Mercier buys its facilities in Brassus and registers as its own trademark in 1957.

His movements which are available in the market are from the last decades of 19th century and earlier 20th say to 1910s.His first patent is from 1874, US patent, he is based in Brassus and New York both, in different times and has activities in both continents, Europe and U.S.Won a prize in 1894 in Geneve for Observatory Timing Competition with the World Time Watch.