When launched in 1972, the Royal Oak was Avant-Garde. Over the years it evolved into an icon, one of the most important timepieces of the 20th century. In 2012, Audemars Piguet celebrates 40 years of Royal Oak with an anniversary exhibition touring the world. This video unveils the curtain on the concept and shows the scene before the global kick off at the Park Avenue Armory in New York.
Expect to see similar well-executed events by Audemars Piguet in cities including Milan, Paris, Beijing, Singapore and Dubai. via Audemars Piguet
New Balance: Ballistic 501 features ballistic nylon and suede, rounded out by contrasting white stitching and the always important gum soles. The Ballistic 501 comes in four solid colorways in forest green, red, blue and black. Look out for the release during the third quarter of 2012. All 4 colors after the jump.