Watch Brands and Words Pronunciation

Sick of not knowing how to pronounce these fancy watch words?

Here's a guide I extracted from my trusty mini-encyclopedia. 

For those who would like to hear some watch words pronounced 

click this link - Watch Word Pronunciations

A

Accutron - AC-kew-tron

Atelier - a-tee-lee-ay

Audemars, Piguet - Awe-duh-mahr-PEE-gay (Listen)

 B

Basel - BAH-zuhl

Baume & Mercier - Baum-Ay-Mair-Syay (Listen)

Beaucourt - boe-koor

Benrus - BEN-rus

Bergeon - BEAR-juhn

Berne - bairn

Berthoud - bair-Two

Besancon - buh-sahn-son or be-sahn-SON

Blancpain - Blahnk -PAn

Blois - blu-wah

Bovet - Bo-vay (Listen

Breguet - bre-gay

Breitling - BRITE-ling

Brevet - bree-VET (or) bree-VTAY

Bucherer - boo-shay-er

C

Capt - kapt

Cartier - kat-t-yay (Listen)

Chaton - sha-tawn or sha-ton

Chaumet - Sho-Meh (Listen)

Chopard - sho-par (Listen)

Cie - see

Cloisonne - kloy-zoe-NAY

Cortébert - cor-teh-ber

Courvoisier - koor-voh-ahs-yeh

Corum - Kore-um

Cuvette - kue-vet

Cyma Tavennes - SEE-mah tah-vens

D

Damaskeen - dam-us-KEEN

Dauphine - dough-feen

De Grisogono - De-Gris-O-Gono (Listen)

Detent - dee-TENT

Doxa - docks-uh

Dubois et fils - dOOb-waa-AY-feece

E

Ebauche - AY-boesh-or e-bosh

Ebel - AY-ble (sounds like Abel)

Elinvar - EL-in-var

Ermeto - air-MET-ohbb 

Escutcheon - es-KUHCH-un 

F

Favre Leuba - fahy-ruh-lew-huh

Fleur de lis - flur duh lee

Foliot - FOH-lee-oh

Fontainemelon - fone-ten-meh-loh

Fusee - few-ZEE or few zayh

G

Gallet - gah-lay

Gerald Genta - Gereld-JEN-tuh (Listen

Girrard Perregaux - jir-ard per-ay-go

Glashutte - glass-who-tuh (Listen)

Glycine - gly-seen

Grenchen - GREN-chun

Gubelin - Gu-belin

Guilloche - gill-low-sha

Guinand - Guin-and

Haute - AUT

Hebdomas - heb-DOM-us

Helvetica - hell-VEHT-sia

Heuer - hoy-er (the watch co.)

Heuer - oo-air also eu-air (French for time & hour)

I

Ingraham - ing-gram

Invar - in-VAR

J

Jacot - zha-koe

Jaeger - YAY-gur

Jaquet Droz - ZHOCK-Ay-DROH (Listen)

K

Karrusel - kare-us-sell

L

La Chaux de Fonda - lah show duh fawn

A. Lange & Sohne - A-Lung-e-Zun-ne (Listen)

Lapis LAZULI -  lah-pis-lah-zoo

Le Coultre - lah-kool-tray

Lemania - leh-mahn-yuh

Leonidas - le - oh - NEE - dus

Lepine - lay-peen

Le Roy - luh roy

Longines - long-jeen

Loupe - loop

Lucian Piccard (Amex) - lew-see-en-pee-car (ar-nex)

Lyon - lee-OHn

M

Mathey - ma-tay

Mido - me-DOE

Mollineaux - MOLE-ih-noe

Montre - MON-tru (Swiss name for watch)

Moser - Mo-Zer (Listen

Movado - moe-VAH-doe

N

Nivarox - niv-ah-rocks

O

Omega - oh-me-guh

Ormolu - or-muh-loo

Otav - oh-tay

Oudin - oo-dan-as in (soon)

P

Paillard - pay-lard

Pallet - PAL-let

Parmigiani - pahrm-ih-zhah-nee (Listen)

Patek, Philippe - Pa-tek fee-leep

Perrelet - Per-Leh (Listen)

Piaget - pee-uh-jay

Piguet - pee-gay

R

Rado - rah-doe

Remontoire - rem-on-twor

Rococo - roe-ko-ko

Roger Dubuis - Roe Zher-Do-Bwee (Listen)

Roskopf - ROSS-cawf

S

Schaffausen - shaf-HOW-zun

Schild - sheild or shuild

Sonnerie - shors-uh-ree

St. Imier - sahnt-imm-yay

T

Tavannes - ta-van

Tempus Fugit - TEM-pus FYOO-jit = (Time flies)

Tobias - toe-bye-us

Tompion, Thomas - Tom-pih-un

Tonneau - tun-noe

Tourbillon - toour-bee-yohn 

U

Ulysse Nardin - you-leese-nahr-dan (Listen)

V

Vacheron & Constantin - Va-sher-own, Cone-stun-tuhn (Listen)

Valjoux - val-zhoo-or val-goo

Valle de Joux - valley duh Zhoo

Verse - verge

Veritas - VAIR-ih-tas

Vermeil - vair-may

Vests - ver-too

W

Waltham - wall-thumb

Z

Zenith - Ze-nith