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.

 


The DMG-11 looks and feels like a dashboard instrument because IT IS.

 
 

DMG-11 DESIGN FEATURES

The DMG-11 offers the same feeling and readability pilots have come to expect from a well-designed cockpit instrument. The luminous dial provides autonomous visibility in the dark while both functions, g-load measurement and time-keeping, work together seamlessly.

The crown axle is thicker and sturdier than normal axles, another benefit of producing our own movement. Great care has been taken so that the axle provides pilots with natural feedback when the crown is pulled and turned for hour or minute 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 push-buttons, knobs and levers in a cockpit. 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 feel: 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 movement is built 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.

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