Chronovski Inc was founded in 1932 by lawyer Joseph Chronovski in Prague.
At that time, as Czechoslovakia had a large armament industry that needed accurate time-keeping precision, Joseph realised the potential of striking out as an indigious Czech watchmaker. In the mid-1930s, Chronovski was a well-known name in the city of Prague. Alas, with the collapse of the country in the late 1930s, Joseph Chronovski had to flee the city to Switzerland where he worked together with some of the more established Swiss watchmakers, until the war was over.
In the 1950s, together with his whole family, he perfected the skills of watch-making whilst travelling around France, Germany and Switzerland. However, in the 1970s, due to the assault by the quartz revolution, the Chronovski family, like the rest of the European watchmakers, faced huge financial losses.
In 1975, Joseph Chronovski died, to be succeeded by his eldest son, Dennis Chronovski. The younger Chronovski wisely set up manufacturing bases in Singapore and Hong Kong, maintaining the tradition of European watch-making, and in the process, creating a reputation for sturdy fashionable watches.
In 1995, Chronovski returned to its roots, when it opened its first Eastern European boutique in Prague.
As in 2006, Chronovski had trademark offices in Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Norway, the Czech Republic, Poland, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Hungary and Bulgaria.