OMEGA Ambassador Eddie Redmayne attends the Opening Night of
OMEGA HOUSE in Rio de Janeiro
Saturday 6th August, Rio de Janeiro: This evening, Eddie Redmayne, the Oscar-winning actor and OMEGA brand ambassador, was the guest of honour at the Opening Night of OMEGA HOUSE in Rio de Janeiro. He arrived looking as stylish as ever accompanied by his stunning wife Hannah Redmayne.
As the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games for the 27th time since 1932, OMEGA is proudly celebrating the global sporting event from its unique location on Ipanema Beach. Throughout the Olympic Games, the iconic Swiss watch brand will host many unmissable evenings for invited guests and the destination is sure to become one of the best Rio hotspots this August.
Officially open for the first time, OMEGA HOUSE looked spectacular for its début. Past the impressive waterfall and into the main Patio, a champagne bar and strawberry cart was set up to toast the opening event as guests stepped through the doors for the first time.
Enhancing the glamour of the evening, the Opening Night of OMEGA HOUSE was also attended by several notable guests including His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco; legendary Brazilian sailor and OMEGA friend, Torben Grael; Brazilian designer Francisco Costa; and American actress Camilla Belle.
They shared the red carpet with Eddie, who spoke about his excitement in opening the House, saying, “I was told that OMEGA HOUSE was going to be breath-taking and it is. It’s going to be a great place to people-watch and hopefully see if I can spot a few Olympians. It’s Heaven.”
Speaking on stage during the evening, Eddie also gave his impressions of Brazil. He said, “I’ve never before been to Brazil before. But this country has such a reputation for energy, for vibrancy, for culture, dance and music. But all of my expectations have been superseded. My wife and I feel very lucky to be here.”
At the heart of the celebrations, President and CEO of OMEGA, Raynald Aeschlimann, was thrilled to see the launch of OMEGA HOUSE embraced with such enthusiasm. He said, “This House means a lot to us. A lot of passion and spirit has gone into making OMEGA HOUSE a wonderful destination for the Olympic Games and the perfect place to celebrate our role as Official Timekeeper, which is such an important part of our brand.”
Torben Grael was also on stage and spoke about his pride in attending the Opening Ceremony which had taken place the night before.
OMEGA HOUSE is located inside Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim on Ipanema Beach. With views out across the sand and palm trees, the interior of the members-only club has been created around the pillars of the OMEGA brand. Guests are able to step foot into uniquely themed rooms dedicated to sports timekeeping, space exploration, ocean heritage, ladies’ timepieces and watchmaking innovation. A number of other special events are scheduled throughout the iconic sporting event.
VIP GUESTS ON THE NIGHT:
Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Redmayne. His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. American actress Camilla Belle. Torben Grael, Brazil’s most decorated Olympic Games medallist. Brazilian designer Francisco Costa. Alain Zobrist, CEO of OMEGA Timing. Bill Sweeney, CEO of The British Olympic Association. Darren Campbell, former British sprinter and Olympic Games gold medallist. Brazilian actress Cléo Pires. Brazilian actress Carolina Ferraz. Brazilian actor Renato Góes. Oscar Metsavaht, the founder and style director of Osklen. Actor Ricardo Tosi. Singer Toni Garrido. As well as Brazilian blogger Helena Lunardelli.
WHAT GUESTS ATE AND DRANK:
Roasted salmon with snow peas and caponata.
Braised short rib of beef with chive crushed potatoes.
Sweet potato ravioli, figs and Pecorino.
Asparagus, smoked salmon, quail eggs and caviar.
Caipirinha and Caipivodka.
Abilene (Dark Rum, Orange juice and Peach nectar).
WHAT THEY WORE:
Eddie Redmayne wore Prada for an exclusive OMEGA HOUSE tour earlier in the day. In the evening, he wore a white Hardy Amies suit, while his wife Hannah looked spectacular in McQueen. Camilla Belle wore Carolina Herrera.