A few years ago Omega designed the De Ville Hour Vision which is what all modern De Ville models are based on. Omega went back to the roots of what the De Ville collection was supposed to be and come out with a visually interesting dressy men's watch with a touch of classic design as well a subtle Art Deco aesthetic. The Hour Vision also featured the new (at the time) Omega De Ville Prestige Replica automatic movement - which was an in-house made Omega caliber that of course contained a Co-Axial Escapement.
The Omega De Ville Hour Vision Replica caliber 8500 movement ended up being the base of the three-hand Seamaster Planet Ocean models, as Omega Replica continued to push forward with more and more watches with in-house movements.Now, rather than Omega sport watches borrowing from Omega dress watches, the opposite is true as the in-house made Omega caliber 9300 chronograph makes its way into this revised Omega De Ville Ladymatic Replica collection. Steel De Ville's will have the caliber 9300, while solid gold models will have the caliber 9301 (the difference is that the 9301 has a gold rotor and bridge over the escapement). The 9300 features a two-register chronograph, but one of them has two hands and is able to measure a full 12 hours. If you are quick you can also use the chronograph as a second time zone by starting the chronograph at noon (or midnight) in your reference time, and then setting the main time to your local time.
While finding the crown and pushers a bit plain, the newer Omega De Ville Replica case is rather attractive with high-quality finishing and nice contrast polishing. It's happy to see that there is at least 100 meters of water resistance as well. The available bracelet however has proven to be a polarizing design. From a quality perspective, the bracelet is well-made, and comfortable - in other words, what you've come to expect from modern Omega Replica metal bracelets. From a design perspective, the mixture of larger and smaller polished and satin-finished links is a matter of taste. The alligator strap with deployant clasp is mighty appealing for a watch like this. It is probably one of the most unique metal bracelets Omega has ever designed - though will save that discussion for another time.
Instead you get crisply cut hands and applied Roman Numeral hour markers. A close-up image of the dial shows the detail of the diamond-cut hour markers and how good they look. These days, it is diamond-cut or bust in my opinion. Brands not using the best quality dials and with cheap looking hour markers, who also try to charge a lot, deserve low sales. Though it is easy with Omega's size and production power to have all the best machinery and suppliers. A lot of small brands simply can't claim that.