Audemars Piguet is a Swiss company and brand that manufactures luxury watches and clocks. Aside from its luxurious style, Audemars Piguet is known for its technical excellence in watchmaking and its innovation, including the ability to manufacture some of the thinnest wristwatches in the world.
Audemars Piguet was founded in 1875 by Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet and adopted its current name in 1881. The company has been family-owned since it was founded.
Audemars Piguet is based in Le Brassus, which is in the French-speaking canton of Vaud. Both the names Audemars and Piguet are French names and are therefore pronounced in French.
The correct pronunciation of Audemars Piguet is Oh-duh-mahr pee-geh
The "Au" at the beginning of Audemars is pronounced with an "oh" sound that is slightly closed; it is pronounced by pursing your lips while saying "oh". The following "de" is pronounced with a "duh" sound. The final syllable, -mahr
, is pronounced with a short "a" or "ah" sound, followed by an "r", while the "s" remains silent.
In Piguet, the "i" is pronounced as an "ee" sound. The second syllable, -guet, is pronounced simply as -geh
, with a hard "g". The "uet" at the end is not pronounced with an "ay" sound, so as pee-gae
. Rather, it is pronounced as "eh", with a silent "t".
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