wah! Wear ‘pa-tek fee-leep’ watch ar? wo lui ar you!

09 May

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.

  1. Audemars Piguet – aw-dee-MAR, PEE-gay
  2. Baume & Mercier – Baum ay Mair-syay
  3. Blancpain – Blahn Pan. soft K.
  4. Breitling – BRITE-ling
  5. Cartier – kar-t-yay
  6. Chopard – show-par
  7. Corum – Kore-um
  8. Ebel – AY-ble
  9. Girrard Perregaux – jir-ard per-ay-go
  10. Heuer – Hor-yer
  11. Ingraham – ing-gram
  12. Jaeger – YAY-gur- / Jay ger (french or german)
  13. A. Lange & Sohne – A. lahng un zoo-nah
  14. Le Coultre – Luh-kool-tre soft e on the end.
  15. Longines – LAWNG-jeen
  16. Movado – moe-VAH-doe
  17. Nardin – nar din (the din to be pronounced as in vin French for wine.)
  18. Omega – oh-me-guh
  19. Patek Philippe – pa-tek fee-leep
  20. Piaget – pee-uh-jaay
  21. Piguet – pee gay
  22. Rado – rah-doe
  23. Schaffausen – shaf-HOW-zun
  24. Tissot – tee-SOh
  25. Vacheron & Constantin – VASH-er-on, CON-stan-teen (again the in is as in vin ‘hic’)
  26. 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?


Posted by on May 9, 2008 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “wah! Wear ‘pa-tek fee-leep’ watch ar? wo lui ar you!

  1. krisandro

    May 9, 2008 at 10:32 PM

    I still like my car-si-oh….

  2. dingo

    May 10, 2008 at 10:17 PM

    Gas is the best


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