Meylan split second chronograph in 18 carat yellow gold case measuring 49 mm. 19 jewel high grade movement recently serviced. Original Art Nouveau hot enamel dial and nugget back. Circa 1900 complicated Meylan split second chronograph.
The first master of watch making is likely to Samuel-Olivier Meylan, who in 1740 went to the city Rolle to study the art of watch making. His inexhaustible patience, diligence hard work and love to perfect gave its result: he was the creator of watch masterpieces. In 1748 he returned to the Valle de Joux and opened his own workshop. Besides the production of watches, Samuel-Olivier Meylan created a pocket watch with a musical mechanism, installed on the drive box. The brand began to manufacture expensive and elitist watches with complicated mechanisms, and the name Meylan associated with luxury and perfection. Another brilliant heir of watch home Meylan - Philip Samuel Meylan is the creator of unique watches, equipped with a transparent cover which is decorated with an engraving of flowers. He also originated the idea of creating ultra - flat for that time inverted mechanism called Bagnolet, which means "look at watch".