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'Oppa' Hyun Bin is the first Korean celebrity to be named an Omega ambassador

The Korean star joins Hollywood icons George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Eddie Redmayne as global ambassador of the Swiss watch brand.

 'Oppa' Hyun Bin is the first Korean celebrity to be named an Omega ambassador

Omega's newest global ambassador is Korean star Hyun Bin. (Photo: Omega)

Korean star Hyun Bin is the new global ambassador of Swiss watch brand Omega, the brand announced on Wednesday (Nov 18). This makes the actor the first-ever Korean ambassador of Omega.

Hyun Bin models the Omega Seamaster Diver. (Photo: Omega)

Hyun Bin first gained recognition for his role in the 2005 romantic comedy television drama My Name is Kim Sam-soon. Since then, he has starred in several K-dramas including Secret Garden and Memories of Alhambra. 

Most recently, he played the role of North Korean soldier, Captain Ri Jeong Hyuk, in the hit series Crash Landing On You. He is set to star as a national intelligence service (NIS) agent in the upcoming thriller film Bargaining, based on the 2007 South Korean hostage crisis in Afghanistan.

The actor has also been acknowledged in a number of prestigious award nominations and wins, including the Grand Prize for TV at the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards.

Speaking on Hyun Bin’s appointment as global ambassador, Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of Omega said, “Hyun Bin shows great skill for his character performances, always delivered with confidence and quality. We truly admire the excellence and attention-to-detail he brings to his work, which are values we also share at Omega. Furthermore, he is a man of impeccable style and we’re looking forward to bringing him together with our most illustrious timepieces.”

A man of impeccable style indeed. (Photo: Omega)

Of his new role, Hyun Bin said, “Omega’s pioneering spirit and quest for innovation has endured throughout the times, and has created many 'first steps' in history. Hopefully, as an ambassador, I can deliver Omega’s philosophy and message, and we can create some special new footprints together.”

Hyun Bin joins fellow Omega ambassadors from around the world, including Hollywood stars George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Eddie Redmayne.

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Source: CNA/st(ds)