As the 25th edition of the SIHH Geneva Haute Horlogerie opens in 2015 today, the chairman of MELB Holding, Hautlence and H. Moser & Cie The owner of the watch, Georges-Henri Meylan, also celebrated his 70th birthday.
Seven years ago, Audemars Piguet was once known for parties, and it was one of the most enjoyable occasions throughout the SIHH Geneva Haute Horlogerie Week. Seven years ago, Georges-Henri Meylan was the CEO of Audemars Piguet for the last time at the SIHH Geneva Haute Horlogerie. Today, the watch and rally enthusiast has moved to Basel to host friends and customers.
Hollands Avant Garde HLRS 03
Not only was Georges-Henri Meylan born in Vallée de Joux, he also won honors at Jaeger-LeCoultre, and his degrees from EPFL (Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne) and IMD (Lausanne International School of Management) made him an elite lakeside Geneva One of them.
Above, Georges-Henri Meylan wears the Henri Moser Endeavour Perpetual Calendar (Rose Gold Black Plate) on his left hand and the Avant Garde HLRS 03 watch on his right hand.
Under his leadership, Audemars Piguet began working with Ernesto Bertarelli. Aboard the revolutionary catamaran, the young billionaire is the master of Lake Geneva. It was also under his leadership that at the turn of the century Audemars Piguet began to sponsor the Alinghi sailing team. Beyond everyone’s expectations, the Alinghi sailing team passed the challenge and won the America’s Cup in history. Switzerland also became the first European country to win this ancient trophy. Georges-Henri Meylan celebrated this incredible victory with his challengers at his home in Auckland. The enthusiastic Swiss bell sounded and echoed in the night sky of the Hauraki Gulf.
1970 Renault Alpine 1600S
Ten years have passed, and now he is the escort of MELB (M is the first letter of Meylan and ELB is the first letter of his three children). Saving the sinking H. Moser & Cie and Hautlence fleet, the defender of Swiss values and branding, directs the crew to move forward firmly in the storm-torn watchmaking industry. Other troubled ships may also want to join the Hope Fleet. He calmly watched at the rudder position and Zhizhu was holding it. However, none of these failed to stop the experienced racer from driving the 1970 Renault Alpine 1600S, and in the 71st year of his life, he started the journey of the classic Monte Carlo rally.