Skill, attention to detail in crafting Swiss timepieces impress award-winning actor

Redmayne (right) and Aeschlimann during the British actor’s visit to the Omega production facility in Biel, Switzerland.Redmayne (right) and Aeschlimann during the British actor’s visit to the Omega production facility in Biel, Switzerland.

ACADEMY Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne recently made a special visit to a watchmaker’s production facility in Biel, Switzerland.

Since 2015, the British star has been an inspiring part of the Omega ambassador family, having celebrated multiple brand events, including the Olympic Games Rio 2016, as well as the 125th anniversary of the Omega name in 2019.

His trip to Biel marked Redmayne’s first visit to the Omega headquarters, where he joined president and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann to view the precision, craftsmanship and innovation that went into making every watch.

Spread out over five floors, and combining technical innovation with human expertise, the streamlined factory represents the industry’s most cutting-edge facility for watch assembly, training and quality control.

“I’ve always been so impressed by the history and reputation that surrounds Omega, but seeing how its timepieces are made is truly incredible. There’s so much skill and attention to detail. It shows exactly why Omega has made such a big impact in watchmaking all these years,” said Redmayne.

Redmayne is a master at connecting film audiences with his characters. On stage, he won Tony and Olivier awards for his role as Mark Rothko’s assistant in Red, while this year, he earned another Olivier award as the emcee in the electrifying West End revival of Cabaret.

In film, he is most well-known for his roles in The Trial of the Chicago 7, Les Misérables, the Fantastic Beasts series and The Theory Of Everything – for which he received the Oscar for “Actor in a Leading Role”, the SAG for “Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role” and the Bafta for Best Actor.

The British actor was also presented with the coveted Golden Eye award at Zurich Film Festival, before the premiere of Tobias Lindholm’s thriller The Good Nurse, a gripping thriller in which Redmayne plays the prime suspect in a series of mysterious patient deaths.

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