US watch brand The Abingdon Co. has announced its collaboration with the National Gay Pilots Organization (NGPA) to create and offer a limited edition watch specially designed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of NGPA. 50 pieces have been made and are individually serial numbered on the case back. The custom timepiece debuted on February 7, 2020 at NGPA’s annual Winter Warm-up event in Palm Springs, California.
The three time zone aviation watch is designed as a unisex style which can be worn on the right or left wrist due to the placement of the inner bezel crown at the center of the polished 40mm stainless steel case.
The letters “N, G, P, A” replace the first four numbers on a dark blue dial, and a 20mm genuine leather strap is attached via The Abingdon Co.’s standard EZ Release pins. Each watch also features a specialty custom case back and buckle with the NGPA logo. For the dual-time function, the Swiss Ronda 505.24H movement was chosen for its reliability and ease of use.
Durability features include a sapphire crystal, C5 SuperLuminova coating for night visibility, and 100 Meter (330 ft.) water resistance. The watch comes in a white wooden box with the NGPA 30 Year Anniversary logo on the top and is wrapped around a blue felt pillow.
The 30 Year Limited Edition Watch is currently available for purchase on http://www.ngpa.org/watch for $399.