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Manufacturing of watch jewels

and bearings made of hard materials

Founded in 1990 in Fundão, Portugal, following the development of a production unit of CHEVAL FRERES, CIMD has become a world leader in watchmaking stones and technical components in hard materials.


Business areas

From watchmaking components to technical components, CIMD can meet the luxury, technical and industrial needs of different markets:

  • The watchmaking market – Manufacture of monocrystalline and polycrystalline ruby components
  • High-tech industries – Manufacture of technical components in ceramics and other hard materials (insulators, nozzles, etc.)
  • Bearing for watch movement
  • Components for movements and decoration
  • Industrial bearings made of hard materials


IMI Group member company

Founded in 1987, the IMI Group has historically focused its expertise on the watchmaking market.

Its expertise is now being extended to non-watchmaking luxury goods (jewelry and luxury accessories). It also supplies other industrial segments such as aeronautics, medical and high-tech industries.