Interview with Edouard Meylan
Today, we are interviewing Edouard Meylan – @edmeylan – the CEO of H. Moser & Cie a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer – Since 2012, H. Moser & Cie has been owned by the MELB Holding Group of the Meylan family in Switzerland. Edouard´s background includes regional leadership roles for high-end independent watch brands in Asia and Europe, management consulting across various industries and founding a luxury brand, prior to joining H. Moser & Cie.
In April 2013, Edouard Meylan became CEO at H. Moser & Cie. Under the leadership of Edouard Meylan and his team, H. Moser creations have benefited from an energetic, modern approach and an air of bold distinction, while still staying true to the brand DNA of the Manufacture, making H.Moser & Cie a key player on the new watchmaking scene.
Question: When did your love for watches begin?
Edouard: I was born in the watch industry following 5 generations of watchmakers.
How did you then find yourself working in the watch industry?
Edouard: It was a natural step after graduating as an engineer in microtechnology. I first decided to try something different and worked 3 years in Management consulting before the passion finally caught up and I joined the watch industry working for a distribution company in Southeast Asia.
Question: What are the biggest watch industry trends that you see defining the future?
Edouard: Big brands will become bigger. Middles brands will suffer. Niche brands will prosper.
Question: What is the biggest challenge you have faced in your career? How did you overcome it and what did you learn from it?
Edouard: Failing with my first venture but I took it as a lesson and the success we are facing with Moser today was triggered by that failure.
Question: What is your definition of luxury?
Edouard: Exclusivity, passion for details and personalized service.
Question: What was the best advice anyone ever gave you, and did you follow it?
Edouard: Don’t listen to those who will tell you that you are wrong or that you will fail.
Question: What has become more important to you in the last few years and what has become less important?
Edouard: Need to polarize to stand out has become more important. Necessity to please everyone has disappeared.
Question: What is your motto for life?
Edouard: The best is still to come.
The best is still to come.