VIDALITO CHOOSES THE EDOX CHRONORALLY LIMITED EDITION AS HIS NEW ALLY ON WHEELS
In 2021, the Swiss Watch Company Edox became the Official Timing Partner of BMW M Motorsport, the BMW division that enbodies success in motorsports and the great sportive perfomance of the brand, the perfection of the art of engineering, the pleasure of driving. BMW M Motorsport represents the German car manufacturer on tracks around the world.
Authenticity, action, and adrenaline is what Edox stands for. Thus, naturally, the Brand has attracted lovers of extreme sports to its “Friends of Edox” network. It is no exception to welcome Vidal López Jacobo, better known as Vidalito (@vidalito.24), a professional pilot with a history full of passion, inspiration and success, who has chosen the Chronorally Limited Edition collection to be his ally on track Vidal is passionate about cars, motorcycling and the extreme sports, but, above all, about life. A young man who, at just 24 years old, has made his way into the wheels world and, moreover, into the internet, being a voice of inspiration and learning for all those, whether amateurs or professionals, interested in cars.
Early on his childhood, Vidal developed a passion for wheels, a childhood marked by a special love for sports and a dream sown since he was a kid: “to be a professional pilot”. Despite being just a hobby, that dream was there; to one day venture onto the race track.
It was when Vidal had that goal in mind, and being only 18 years old, when, off the track and independently of motorsport, Vidal suffered an accident that would change his life, but surprisingly (and admirably) for the better, since it was the fact of losing both legs, which would push him even harder to become a professional pilot.
“50% CARBON FIBER”: A condition that for many could be limiting, is in fact, a whole world of opportunities in the field of motorsports and, curiously, linked to watchmaking and its materials.
The obstacle became motivation and impetus, thanks to which, in 2022, Vidal made his debut as a professional driver in the endurance touring category, racing for the Prorally team. Impressively, it was not only his first time running professionally, but he was also doing it with a condition that, although for many it could be limiting, for Vidal it meant a transcendental point, since he achieved second place, making history not only in the world of motorsports, but opening doors to all those who have a particular physical condition. Vidal became a source of inspiration, showing that with the right mindset, no obstacle is as big as a dream.
Furthermore, thanks to the link between the Nuestra Realidades association and the Nascar Prorally team, in October 2022, Vidal will make his debut in Nascar, becoming the first ever driver in the history of Nascar with a disability, marking a milestone in the motoring history. Edox is extremely proud and excited to welcome Vidal to the “Friends of Edox” network, since it is precisely the mentality of the young driver, passion, perseverance, and above all, attitude, that has preserved the Manufacture for more than 160 years, the true meaning of “Timing For Champions”.
The Manufacture is proud to know that a professional driver at Vidal’s level has chosen the Limited Edition BMW M Motorsport Chronorally Collection to be his timing tool in a sport where every tenth of a second counts. Just like the BMW Motorsport cars, the Chronorally model is a machine with incredible precision. Big and bold, with a 48mm titanium case, complete with all the chronograph functions. The oversized pushers at two and four o’clock allow the wearer, even when wearing gloves, to measure time intervals with superior precision.
CHRONORALLY – RACE IN DNA
CHRONORALLY LIMITED EDITION
REF. 38001 TINNBU BN / 38001 TINR BUDN
Calibre EDOX 38s (Ronda 8020.N)
Functions Retrograde Day, Big Date, Chronograph, Display of hours, minutes, seconds and date
Diameter 48 mm
Glass Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistance 100 meters / 10 ATM
Features Over-sized pusher, Luminescent hands and indices, Double O’ring
Dial White & Black or Blue & Black
Strap Rubber strap
Box Special box with an additional rubber strap