The intimate evening of drinks and dinner began with a champagne reception in the iconic Blue Bar at The Berkeley Hotel. Eddie Redmayne, known for his inability to be late, didn’t disappoint and arrived perfectly on time, looking as sharp as ever with his beautiful wife Hannah, both in Gucci. Joined by a variety of stars from sport, stage and screen including; Laura Charmichael, an English actress, best known for her role as Lady Edith Crawley in the acclaimed TV series Downton Abbey;  Denise Lewis, a retired heptathlete who won gold at the Sydney Olympic Games, and regularly appears as a track and field broadcaster for the BBC; three times gold medal-winning Olympic rowers Pete Reed and Andrew Triggs-Hodge and Daisy Lewis an English actress and producer.

Guests were then invited into the 2 Michelin starred restaurant MARCUS which acted as a stunning backdrop for the intimate four course dinner specially designed by friend of OMEGA, Marcus Wareing. During the evening, Eddie Redmayne chatted about the experiences he has enjoyed since joining the OMEGA family last year, saying “I first met the guys from OMEGA in London when they opened OMEGA House in at the London Olympics, it was an extraordinary place and this year my wife and I went to Rio to watch the Games and we got to watch beach volleyball on Cobacabana beach, that kind of takes the biscuit.’

Eddie also confessed that he is a massive fan of cooking programmes and Marcus Wareing, saying “I think this man [Marcus] is a genius. I’m one of those obsessive people who loves watching cooking programmes but has never actually cooked anything from a cooking programme myself”.

It has been a big year for Eddie Redmayne, a second Academy-award nomination, the birth of his first child and last week he was at Windsor Palace to collect his OBE from the Queen. And to top it all off, he and his wife Hannah are hosting Christmas for the first time ever.

The evening also celebrated the launch and arrival of the highly anticipated OMEGA Constellation Globemaster Annual Calendar watch, into boutiques across the country. The ‘Globemaster’ collection launched in 2015, and Eddie Redmayne was the face of the global advertising campaign.