He's starred on the silver screen in the Academy Award-winning adaptation of Les Miserables, and won an Oscar for his portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything — and now, Eddie Redmayne has been named the latest International Ambassador of Omega.

The partnership was celebrated at an event that counted Chiwetel Ejiofor and Dan Stevens among guests, and featured performances from the spectacular seven-piece orchestra of French singer Benoit Viellefon, and the London-based trio 'The Nightingale Girls'. 

Eddie Redmayne and Chiwetel Ejiofor

"I have worn OMEGA for a number of years, so to be made an official ambassador for the brand on a global level is very exciting," Redmayne said. He's also in good company: Other ambassadors of the brand include George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and Cindy Crawford. In terms of recognition for the actor, it's definitely his crowning moment.