What is an orbit? According to NASA, “an orbit is a regular, repeating path that one object in space takes around another one.” The key words there are “in space.”
Newton’s First Law states, “. . . an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.” It’s sort of like a merry-go-round, but one with just horses and empty space.
The difference between one object orbiting another, like satellites or the moon around the earth, and an object simply rotating regularly around another, like a car around a circular track or a ball swung on a rope around your head, is that in an orbit the unbalanced force is provided by gravity rather than mechanical means like rope or friction of tires on a track.
Or the dial of a watch.
According to Newton, orbits should be explained simply by the force of gravity acting on another body, but according to Einstein, space time itself is actually curved, like a heavy ball on a sheet, which causes objects to “fall” into each other. The Newtonian method is a rough approximation of how orbits work, but Einstein’s general relativity theory helps to explain it more precisely, and so orbital mechanics became a hard science. Of course, the world of the big and the world of the small behave differently because of different forces, and mechanics in a watch are unique as well.
So with your newfound understanding of orbital mechanics, you are ready to discover and explore the newest edition to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic limited edition fake watches, the Tourbillon Universal Time and its orbiting flying tourbillon with Gyrolab balance.
The flying tourbillon rotates within a cutout of the world map dial in the Pacific Ocean, eliminating Alaska, eastern Russia, and part of Japan. Collectors in those areas might be a bit disappointed to find they didn’t make the cut, but the flying tourbillon should make up for it, especially when you consider that it orbits the dial every 24 hours.
The stationary time zone index ring combined with the orbiting cities allows for a quick glance to understand the time around the world, aided by the day/night separation.
Even more cleverly, the dial and tourbillon orbit counterclockwise to mimic the rotation of the earth, with the sunrise in the east and the sunset in the west. This is different from the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time replica watches, whose 24-hour ring rotates clockwise, but still maintains the correct relationship to the cities and sunrise/sunset but without the natural movement of the earth’s rotation.