WHEN FORM REALLY FOLLOWS FUNCTION
The cockpit of an airplane is a busy environment. Pilots learn early on in their training to multitask and prioritize against an overwhelming flow of information and choices. On top of the “routine tasks” civilian pilots deal with, fighter and aerobatic pilots must face the very real threat of cumulative, crushing g-Forces.
A device designed to operate under these extreme conditions must deliver its information swiftly with just a quick glance. Hence, the DMG-11 looks and feels like a dashboard instrument because it is. The only difference is that this one is worn on the pilot’s wrist, and stays with him or her after the hardcore flying is done.
DMG-11 DESIGN FEATURES
DMG-11 offers the same feeling and readability pilots have come to expect from the well-designed cockpit instruments. The luminous dial provides autonomous visibility in the dark while both functions, g-load measurement and time-keeping work together seamlessly. Special attention has been put to decluttering, feature preferred by the instrument manufacturers of modern commercial and military aircraft.
The crown axle is thicker and sturdier than in civil watches, another benefit of producing our own movement. Great care has been taken so that the crown provides pilots with natural feedback when it is pulled and turned for set-up. When the crown is pushed back, it automatically jumps back to show the De Motu logo at a level position.
Pilots get feedback when interacting with the controls of the aircraft. The feel and lock-on tell which position the knob went into without the need for visual confirmation. The DMG-11 offers the same confirmation: there’s no need to guess whether a function has been set properly, the pilot just feels it.
Born to operate as a high-precision instrument that performs accurately under high g-loads, our custom build movement is designed for this key role. The in-house manufacture movement has been thoroughly tested both in the laboratory and in real-world conditions to ensure that time-keeping and g-measurement are accurate and dependable. Visit the Movement section for more information.