Claude Meylan Watches

Nestled in the Vallee de Joux, the heart of Swiss watchmaking, Claude Meylan has roots dating back to the 18th century, when the Meylan family was known for its fine watchmaking. Today, the brand is inspired by its roots to create harmonious designs with skeletonized movements that offer a sense of art on the wrist. The brand likes to push the creative envelope when it comes to shapes and harmonious aesthetics.

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History of Claude Meylan

Claude Meylan is a Swiss watchmaker renowned for its skeletonized movements and harmonious designs that pay homage to the intricacies of time. The brand has a storied heritage dating back to the 18th century, reflecting a deep-rooted commitment to the art of watchmaking. Claude Meylan’s watches are characterized by their “undressed” or openworked design, which artfully showcases the intricate gears and mechanisms within the timepiece, exemplifying the brand’s dedication to transparency and technical prowess.

The brand’s historical significance is underscored by its association with the production of complicated movements, such as five-minute repeaters and chronographs, which were highly sought after and used by various prestigious jewelers and watchmakers, including Cartier, Tiffany, and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Who Owns Claude Meylan?

Philippe Belais is the owner and CEO of Claude Meylan watches. He has been at the helm of the company since November 2010, overseeing its operations and contributing to the brand’s success and legacy. Under his leadership, Claude Meylan has continued to uphold its reputation for producing exceptional timepieces with skeletonized displays that honor the intricate mechanisms of time.

Fun Fact

Historically, Claude Meylan’s movements were featured in timepieces from over 110 different jewelers, attesting to the brand’s exceptional craftsmanship and expertise.

Claude Meylan Collections


The Lac collection features a range of skeletonized timepieces characterized by their elegant design and attention to detail.


The Tortue collection showcases skeletonized timepieces with a distinctive “tortue” or turtle-shaped case, exemplifying the brand’s creative approach to watchmaking.


The Lionne collection, with its distinctive name meaning “lioness,” embodies strength and elegance, reflecting the brand’s dedication to crafting timepieces that marry technical precision with artistic expression.


The L’Abbaye collection is a reflection of the brand’s geographic roots, paying homage to the town of L’Abbaye, where the Claude Meylan workshop is situated.