Founded in 2007, De Motu, a Finnish manufacturer of pilot watches, started with a passion for flying, functionality and design. De Motu designs watches whose reliability and recognition appeal to both pilots and civilian watch enthusiasts.  

De Motu Wristwatches are handcrafted in the aircraft hangar of the historically significant Helsinki-Malmi Airport. Valdemar Hirvelä, who served in the air force’s test squadron in the 1980s, maintaining fighter planes and their avionics, is responsible for the product design and technology of the watches.