Glycine was founded in Bienne, Switzerland, in 1914 by Eugene Meylan.
Meylan brought a meticulous attention to detail. He was best known for his small movements used in lady’s watches cased in gold and platinum, and often adorned with diamonds. Meylan considered his watches works of art, and began supplying these works to the wealthy.
The Great Depression greatly affected the watch-making community. However, Glycine managed to not only survive but to thrive in those hard times and exhibited at the Basel Fair in 1938 – a fair they have continued to exhibit at ever since.