Demetrio Cabiddu’s childhood dream was to fabricate clock movements that would embody unsurpassed techniques and the utmost craftsmanship. At the tender age of fifteen, he courageously left his family’s home and made his way to Switzerland’s Vallée de Joux, where he found ideal conditions to lay the foundations for an incomparable watchmaking career.
Which watchmaker can claim to have worked on the legendary calibre 27 CHRO C12 that performed reliably in the wristwatches worn by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during their moon landing in 1969? Cabiddu can, and more besides, with competence that he demonstrates time and time again. He describes his current position as Technical Director of the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret as a “dream come true” and a tremendous personal challenge. “You always have the feeling you don’t know enough,” he says modestly.