Kronos was founded in 1930 by Carlos Vendrell. He was an enterprising merchant from Barcelona with a long family tradition in watchmaking that began in the nineteenth century.

His technical and commercial expertise led him to undertake the huge challenge of creating his own watch brand. He started producing clock collections made by hand in his own workshops. Thanks to trade agreements with Swiss and German manufacturers, they provided him with machinery.

Carlos Vendrell´s vision for the future also led him to develop numerous mechanical pocket watches and wristwatch collections, which were not in common use at that time.
A short time after, outstanding agreements with leading Swiss industries strengthened the Kronos brand in the market. Swiss industries began to produce watches following the instructions of Carlos Vendrell.

These agreements strengthened Kronos and Luis Vendrell, the son of Carlos Vendrell, took over the expansion of the family business.

His objectives were very clear: that Kronos would always be a brand with its own personality and character, well-known for producing very special watches recognised for their touch of exclusivity and originality, avoiding any idea of mass production.
These principles remain in force today and continue to inspire new generations in the 21st century.



The first version was created in the fifties. The machine was the mythical Venus 175 with 17 jewels, 18,000 alternations / hour. The case measures 36.50 mm and was chromed brass.

The next version of this model appeared in the nineties. This time, with automatic machine Dubois Depraz 2045, with 49 jewels and 28,000 alternacias / hour. The case was was 38mm in diameter and made of brass with white gold plated.

The latest version was released in 2005 and only 500 units were produced. The machine was the same as in the previous model, with minor technical tweaks and Côtes de Genève finish on the oscillating weight. This time, the box was made of stainless steel and 42mm in diameter.

Submersible watches have always been well represented by Kronos. The most emblematic model is the K200, this watch has evolved to the now K300 with helium valve.

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