Actually I was just trying to find how to pronounce the word “heuer” in “Tag heuer”, but managed instead to find a damn long list of chimology names for watches.
There’s only one or two names that I’m sure I’m correct in pronouncing, the rest is either totally CMI or I not sure whether I’m right in pronouncing it. I think must really hear people pronouncing it then will understand.
One thing is for sure though, all this must be very expensive watches.
- Audemars Piguet – aw-dee-MAR, PEE-gay
- Baume & Mercier – Baum ay Mair-syay
- Blancpain – Blahn Pan. soft K.
- Breitling – BRITE-ling
- Cartier – kar-t-yay
- Chopard – show-par
- Corum – Kore-um
- Ebel – AY-ble
- Girrard Perregaux – jir-ard per-ay-go
- Heuer – Hor-yer
- Ingraham – ing-gram
- Jaeger – YAY-gur- / Jay ger (french or german)
- A. Lange & Sohne – A. lahng un zoo-nah
- Le Coultre – Luh-kool-tre soft e on the end.
- Longines – LAWNG-jeen
- Movado – moe-VAH-doe
- Nardin – nar din (the din to be pronounced as in vin French for wine.)
- Omega – oh-me-guh
- Patek Philippe – pa-tek fee-leep
- Piaget – pee-uh-jaay
- Piguet – pee gay
- Rado – rah-doe
- Schaffausen – shaf-HOW-zun
- Tissot – tee-SOh
- Vacheron & Constantin – VASH-er-on, CON-stan-teen (again the in is as in vin ‘hic’)
- Wittnauer – Vit nower
Next time if i set up my own watch company, I will name it Lefeerar Siget Bel.
don’t ask me how to pronounce that, cause i oso donnoe. the only thing i noe is it will burn a hole in your pockets. 🙂
how many names here you sure you can pronounce accurately?