A Brilliant Ensemble Of Caruso, Three Questions And Flyback Timing: Blancpain Limited Edition Watch

Since its establishment in 1735, BLANCAPIN has been focusing on the development of complex performance timepieces, and has presented countless number one in the world for the watch industry. More than a century after Caruso was forgotten, Blancpain reborn this complex performance and completed a world first. The Carrousel device has the same performance as the tourbillon, which can offset and neutralize the deceleration and acceleration of the balance wheel caused by the gravity. The balance wheel and escapement belong to the speed-adjusting structure of the watch, and when they are in the vertical position, they will be affected by gravity. However, when they are constantly rotated by the tourbillon or Caruso, they will continuously pass through all vertical positions, thereby offsetting the travel time error.
   There are only a few watchmaking brands capable of making a one-minute flying Carussell movement. Blancpain has developed a minute repeater watch for the church bell and combined it with a one-minute flying Carrousel. Blancpain uses a number of superior innovative technologies in the construction of the Carrousel Minute Repeater, such as the system of fixing the church bell sound spring in the case, which achieves unparalleled sound quality. In addition, there is a movement protection device, even if the timepiece is activated when the crown is activated, it will not cause damage to the movement.

Blancpain Masterpiece Limited Edition Carrousel Minutes Carrousel Repetition Minutes 18K red gold case, set with a total weight of 6.875 carats of diamonds, watch 俓 45.7 mm, one minute flying Carrousel, minute repeater performance, church bell, 233 manual Winding movement, power reserve 65 hours, power reserve displayed on the bridge surface, movement protection device, sapphire crystal case back, waterproof 30 meters, with alligator strap.
   The carrousel minute repeater has a face plate size of 45.7 mm, a rose gold case set with a total weight of 6.875 carats of diamonds, a brushed white gold dial, and rose gold digital hour markers. The semi-hollow design face plate and sapphire crystal case back can clearly appreciate the unique and sophisticated art of the three-question device. Through the surface, you can feel the rhythm of mechanical life. You can see the carrousel device. With Roman scales and slender hands, the dial presents a deep three-dimensional impression, adding a retro and elegant charm.

Blancpain limited edition Carrousel minute repeater with 233 manual winding movement
   In addition to the magnificent birth of the Carrousel Minute Repeater, Blancpain climbed to the top of the art of watchmaking, and for the first time perfectly integrated two complex watchmaking technologies with flyback timing performance, and launched an automatic winding model. So far, few watch brands are able to present such highly complex models, and even the brands that have developed such movements by themselves are rare. And Blancpain’s one-minute Carloso Minute Repeater Chronograph’s remarkable “trio” combination, which has won the crown of sophisticated watchmaking performance with cutting-edge technology, stands out from Blancpain’s classic series.

Blancpain Masterpiece Limited Edition One Minute Carrousel Minute Repeat Chronograph Carrousel Repetition Minutes Chronographe Flyback 18K Red Gold Case, 45mm 俓, White Great Fire Enamel Dial, One Minute Flying Carrousel, Minute Repeater , Flyback timing performance, central 30-minute dial, church bell, 2358 automatic winding movement, power reserve 65 hours, movement protection device, sapphire crystal case back, waterproof 30 meters, with alligator leather watch band.
   The first complex feature of the gorgeous trio was Caruso. This is an extraordinary mechanical mechanism that the brand strives to rejuvenate and elaborately improve, making its debut at the famous one-minute flying Caroline. The second complication is the minute repeater. BLANCPAIN has invested a lot of energy in the development of the timekeeping mechanism to make the timepiece clear and pleasant. Different from ordinary ordinary reeds, the church reed used by BLANCPAIN surrounds the movement one and a half times, making the sound more full. The gong, which is bent into a steel ring shape, is welded to the block base without any flaws, and is perfectly combined with the movement to maintain an absolute level position, thereby presenting a clear, pleasing, perfect sound of the time signal. In order to ensure the clarity of the time signal, BLANCPAIN has also made a technical innovation in the watch model, that is, adding a suspension regulator to reduce the background noise caused by the movement of the movement. In addition, the system will automatically disconnect from the crown adjustment system to prevent the risk of damage once the slider is activated.

One-minute Blancpain limited edition Carrousel minute repeater chronograph with 2358 automatic movement
   The third technology, which also originated from the classic legend, is the chronological performance. This performance has won the crown of short-term time measurement. It is equipped with flyback performance (which has been used in pilots’ navigation missions) to perfection. With a simple push of the button at 4 o’clock, the wearer can restart the timing performance synchronously during the timing. And the components that give the lap characteristics of the timer-the column wheel and the vertical disc clutch, ensure this performance with unparalleled accuracy. This pioneering design is unique and extraordinary, and a 30-minute timer is equipped in the center of the movement, where the Blancpain movement design engineers show their superb watchmaking skills. This timepiece’s unparalleled performance is matched only by sophisticated mechanisms equipped internally.

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Superfast Stainless Steel Watch Series

For 25 years, Chopard has been a loyal partner of the Mille Miglia antique car competition. This lasting relationship bears witness to the close connection between this Geneva-based brand and the world of car racing. The 2013 GMT chronograph was completely redesigned to celebrate ‘the most beautiful race in the world’ (la corsa più bella del mondo). This year’s theme is antique racing car design. Ergonomic, functional and elegant, the Mille Miglia 2013 watch is a limited edition, with gears running in sync with the car.
   For Chopard, the Mille Miglia antique car race is a family journey. Chopard’s co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, who loves the antique car collection and is also a traditional car rally driver, participates in this magical event every year, by his wife or friend Jack Jacky Ickx served as the co-pilot. His father, Karl Scheufele III, Chopard’s honorary president, also regularly competes. The relationship between Chopard and this most famous antique car race dates back to 1988, and Chopard has been the main sponsor and official timer of the race ever since. From May 16th to 19th, 2013, Chopard will closely participate in ‘the most beautiful race in the world’ for 25 consecutive times.

A chronograph tailored for racing
   From 1927 to 1961, the main format of the Mille Miglia competition was speed racing on the road, which has been transformed into a rally today. Riders no longer need to cross north and south Italy in less than 20 hours. Today’s schedule is three days. However, this does not mean participating purely for entertainment. The race is real and the track is rugged, these old cars are both powerful and willful. Because only cars that participated in the race from 1927 to 1957 are allowed to participate in the race
Chopard’s classic racing series draws inspiration from the racing world, and each watch has a timeless value like a classic sports car. Chopard strives for excellence by launching three superb watches, namely the Superfast Automatic, the Superfast Power Control and the Superfast Chronograph. The birth of these three watches symbolizes the arrival of a brand new generation, because this is the first time that the classic racing series is equipped with a movement independently designed, developed and assembled by Chopard. Outstanding watchmaking.
   Chopard has brought its long history to a new milestone with excellence. The brand has created a classic racing series to pay tribute to the racing world, and has recently launched a new collection to launch three distinctive Superfast watches. These three works are Superfast Automatic, Power Control and Chronograph. Their shapes are full of sports style, embodying noble style, interpreting surging power, and showing excellent style. In addition, all three new works are equipped with a movement independently developed by Chopard. This is the first time that the classic racing series is equipped with a movement produced by the Fleurier Ebauches workshop. Its outstanding performance demonstrates the brand’s determination and ability to become independent. Create a new chapter.
  Since many years ago, the Chopard brand has been a loyal partner of classic legendary racing competitions. The events that Chopard has participated in include the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique and the Mille Miglia Thousand Miles Endurance Race. The latter’s 1,000-mile (1600-kilometer) race track departs from Brescia, Italy, arrives at the stopover capital Rome, and then returns to the starting point along another route. If the former cars are mainly contemporary cars such as Draghi, Bugatti, Aston Martin and Ferrari, then the latter attracts Formula 1 antique cars manufactured before 1979, including Brabham, Lotus and Williams led the race. These cars are so powerful that they can be discerned from many sports cars at a glance. And the drivers in charge of the steering wheel are all enthusiastic, willing to accept challenges, and have extraordinary strength.

Noble style and excellence style
   The Superfast models show a remarkable style, with clean lines and a masculine design. Superfast models not only possess the above characteristics, they are also equipped with a carefully crafted Chopard movement, created for watch lovers who love fine watchmaking. Because only true watch fans can drive the watch’s irresistible sense of power.
   The design of these three new Superfast watches includes a variety of iconic symbols from motorsport. Let’s start with the dial: each watch is equipped with a black dial with dark gray vertical stripes, reminiscent of the famous ‘racing stripes’. Racing stripes are usually located on the roof and hood of a racing car to separate the car from the general vehicle. On the dial of the new Superfast model, the minute numerals are designed with decorative sports car tachometer and speed indicators. In addition, the hour, minute and second timers are reminiscent of the dashboard on an antique sports car.
   The natural rubber strap draws inspiration from Formula One racing, and is styled with highly recognizable smooth slick tires. The strap is matched with 18K rose gold folding clasp, which is even more magnificent. In addition, many details on the watch are closely related to motorsport: the gold crown is decorated with a rubber mold steering wheel logo; the grooves engraved on the sides of the lugs and buttons are reminiscent of the sports car’s heat sink; The screw design is inspired by the rims. Put on your watch as if you are in a racing world.

Carved skeleton bridge with surface finishing like never before
   The watch not only has an ingenious exterior design, but also has a finely crafted watchmaking movement. All the bridges are carved and carved with parallel pinstripes, reminiscent of the radiator grille blades of an antique sports car. Through the open case back, the beauty of the movement is clear at a glance, and you can enjoy this unprecedented surface processing.
   The new Superfast Automatic is equipped with the Chopard 01.01-M self-winding movement. This movement has been designed, developed and produced by the Fleurier Ebauches workshop from beginning to end. The movement is certified by the Swiss Official Observatory (COSC) and has a power reserve of up to 60 hours. The 18K rose gold case has a diameter of 41 mm and is water-resistant to 100 meters. The watch is equipped with hours, minutes and seconds, and the date is displayed in a window at 6 o’clock.
   The Superfast Power Control power reserve watch is also equipped with another model of this outstanding movement-Chopard 01.02-M. Chopard 01.02-M movement with hour and minute display function, small seconds at 6 o’clock position, date window at 3 o’clock position, power reserve is in the display area at 9 o’clock position. The 18K rose gold case of this watch is even more magnificent, with a diameter of 45 mm.
  The Superfast Chronograph is also 45 mm in diameter, showing the same grandeur. This watch is equipped with a Chopard 03.05-M self-winding mechanical movement with hour and minute display. The small second hand is at 6 o’clock, the date window is at 4:30, the bezel is engraved with a speedometer scale, and the chronograph is equipped with a center. Small seconds, the minute timer is at 3 o’clock, and the hour timer is at 9 o’clock.

Towards independence
   For the first time, the classic racing series is equipped with Chopard’s own movements, all from the Fleurier Ebauches workshop. The Fleurier Ebauches workshop is a property owned by Chopard and was established in July 2008. It is located in the city of Fleurier in the Val-de-Travers region of the state of Neuchâteau, Switzerland. A few months ago, in December 2007, Chopard purchased an area of ​​6,000 square meters, which already has an industrial plant with a production area of ​​5,100 square meters. Chopard renovated the plant and set up new machine land. The building was put into use in February 2009.
   In 2012, the annual production of the Fleurier Ebauches workshop was 5,000 movements (expected to reach 15,000 / year in 2015). The establishment of this workshop embodies the expectations of Mr. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, one of Chopard’s co-presidents. Mr. Schöfer wants to consolidate the vertical integration of the group, taking Chopard’s independent production as Long-term goals and hope to increase the production of the brand. In view of this, Chopard established the Chopard Watch Factory in 1996. The Chopard Watch Factory is located near the Fleurier Ebauches workshop. It is an excellent development company for fine watchmaking, specializing in the development, manufacture and assembly of L.U.C. movements. Today, Chopard employs about 160 employees in Fleurier, responsible for about 15 different professional fields.
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Who Is More Accurate In The End: Tourbillon And Carloso

All are to reduce the effect of gravity on the time of the watch. What is the connection and difference between the tourbillon and Caruso?

 Blancpain Le Brassus Tourbillon

 At this year’s Baselworld, Blancpain’s Le Brassus series Carrousel Tourbillon watch, for the first time, integrates Carrousel and Tourbillon speed regulation systems. This is an innovative move, and it also gives people a sense of these two processes. Unprecedented attention. As two important devices designed to reduce the effect of gravity on the movement of the movement, the tourbillon and Caruso have long been famous in the watch industry, so what are their characteristics and what are the differences?

Tourbillon

 Mr. Abraham Louis Breguet invented the tourbillon escapement at that time in order to offset the errors caused by the gravity of the tourbillon escapement system by the rotation of the tourbillon frame. At the end of the seventeenth century, people’s requirements for the accuracy of clocks increased significantly, and they could no longer tolerate such a ‘position difference’. Therefore, Baodi digs his head and seeks a solution. He thought: The reason why the escapement is affected by gravity is that its parts are in a fixed motion state. If the position of this part is constantly changed, the different orientations will cause the effect of gravity to be offset in most cases. Based on this idea, Breguet came up with a clever way. He installed the escapement speed control system in a frame. This framework is constantly spinning at a certain speed.

Tourbillon system

 Ordinary mechanical watches, because the balance spring in the escapement system will be affected by tightness and metal fatigue, and the law of balance wheel swing will also be affected by gravity, so the error is large. The tourbillon escapement speed regulation device plays a considerable role in overcoming the above-mentioned series of effects. Especially in the era of pocket watches, this type of rotary escapement has greatly improved the accuracy of clock movement. Although today’s watches are facing more position changes and the ability to adjust the accuracy of the tourbillon is weakened, the tourbillon is still a top watchmaking technology and is sought after by most watch fans who love mechanical watchmaking.

Camellia floating tourbillon

When the balance wheel is affected by the gravity in one direction at one position, it will be affected by the gravity in the other direction at another position. The frame is continuously rotated, and the position of the balance wheel is also changed accordingly. In other words, on a macro level, the influences from various directions will cancel each other out, which is equivalent to no influence.

The idea of ​​the tourbillon is to place the core escapement of the watch in a frame (Carriage), so that the frame regularly rotates 360 degrees around the axis-that is, the axis of the balance wheel. In this way, the original escapement mechanism is fixed, so when the watch rest position is changed, the escapement mechanism does not change, resulting in different forces on the escapement parts and errors; when the escapement mechanism rotates 360 degrees continuously At the time, the azimuth errors of the parts are integrated and offset each other, thereby minimizing the errors.

Blancpain’s Carrousel

The Rgulafeur Tourbillion, the ‘regular’ tourbillon, invented in 1795 and patented in 1801 by Master Baoji. Due to the difficulty of making the observatory tourbillon at the time, only a few hundred have been produced in the past two centuries. In 1892, the Frenchman Bahne Bonniksen simplified the rotary escapement and obtained a patent, and named it Carrousel-Karrusel (meaning ‘carousel’ in English, also called eccentric tourbillon). The Carloso gantry rotates much slower than the tourbillon. Depending on the design, it makes a full turn in about 34 to 52.5 minutes. Despite sacrificing accuracy, the lever-type escapement invented in the United Kingdom is simplified and structurally enhanced in Switzerland, and is better than the original tourbillon escapement. Since then, Carloso, who did not have a British lever escapement, produced it in Coventry, England, tested it at the Kew Observatory, and was partially used by the then Royal Navy.

Exploded view of movement

Although Carloso did not affect the lofty status of the observatory tourbillon at that time, or did not affect the increasingly important application of the tourbillon in the observatory. But in the twentieth century, other tourbillons other than lever-type were doomed to begin to fade away. Watches using the more reliable lever tourbillon began in 1930, and the tourbillon observatory pocket watch became the most advanced marine watch. The lever tourbillon watch has also become a frequent visitor to the observatory competition. For example, in 1945, Patek Philippe launched a lever tourbillon with a balance weight balance, and performed a dance pose at the Geneva Observatory Competition from 1943 to 1967. It was not until 1969 that the upheaval of the quartz watch entered the observatory competition came to an end.

Blancpain watch

Different from the ‘Tourbillon’ transmission structure, the lower end of the ‘Caruso’ rotating bracket protrudes from a hollow shaft, and a wheel piece is connected to the lower end surface. The sprocket meshes with the three-toothed shaft. The rotating support shaft passes through the splint and is supported by the latter. The two opposite end surfaces of the rotating support and the wheel plate serve as thrust surfaces. The four-wheel shaft passes through the hollow shaft at the lower end of the rotating bracket. The four-wheel plate meshes with the escapement gear shaft in the rotating bracket, and the four-wheel shaft meshes with the three-wheel plate outside the bracket to transfer the impulse of the three wheels to the escape wheel. The four-toothed shaft transmits the motion to the escapement toothed shaft through the four-wheel plate. The pendulum shaft is not concentric with the four-toothed shaft in the rotating bracket. Because the rotary bracket is not directly driven by the four-wheel axle, the rotational speed of the rotary bracket is always lower than that of the four-wheel axle. Therefore, the ‘Carussell’ transmission design is actually a differential planetary gear train.

Comparison of tourbillon and caruso

Caruso is another innovation in clock technology after the tourbillon. Many netizens are not very clear about the difference between these two technologies. In simple terms, they have the following differences:

1.The tourbillon generally rotates faster than Carrousel;

2.The tourbillon has more parts than Carrousel;

3. The tourbillon is generally driven by four wheels, while Caruso is five wheels;

4. Carrousel is mostly eccentric design and does not rotate around fixed gears.

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A Choice Of About 10,000 Yuan Three Light Luxury Sports Steel Watches Recommended

The use of steel in watches is very common, from the case, bracelet, crown to hands, this material can be used. Steel watches look tough to wear, and they are also cost-effective. Today, the Watch House recommends three entry-level steel watches to you. The price is around 10,000. If you are a budget lover in this range, you can consider the following watches.
Longines Sports Series L3.742.4.56.6

Product model: L3.742.4.56.6
Domestic public price: ¥ 9600
Watch diameter: 41.00 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: L619 / 888
Case material: stainless steel, rotating bezel
Water resistance: 300 meters
Watch details: 733 7730 4157-07 8 24 05PEB

Product Model: 01 733 7730 4157-07 8 24 05PEB
Domestic public price: 14800
Watch diameter: 43.5 mm
Movement type: automatic
Movement model: 733
Case material: Multi-piece stainless steel, unidirectional rotating diving bezel, polished dark green ceramic graduated ring with 60-minute graduation, 0-point graduated with Super-LumiNova®
Water resistance: 300 meters
Watch details: oris / 61564 /
Watch Reviews: Oris Aquis diving watches are rich in color and green dials are very hot. After all, they can’t resist their high value, which makes people feel refreshed. Oris This diving watch comes in two sizes-39.5mm and 43.5mm. The case is made of stainless steel. The bezel and dial adopt green as the main color. The hour markers, hands and 12 o’clock triangle underwater chronograph logo Covered with a luminous coating for easy reading of time in the dark. The screw-down crown is equipped with shoulder guards to ensure the tightness of the interior of the watch. The movement is equipped with an Oris733 self-winding movement with a power reserve of 38 hours and a water resistance of 300 meters.

Summary: These three models are good choices in terms of brand awareness and cost performance. In addition, these three watches are all sports watches, which are suitable for modern and diversified lifestyles. They can be used with formal and casual wear. ,Hope everyone likes it. (Picture / text watch home Wu Fengqi)

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9102 Years, Rolex’s Myth Should Be Broken (二)

Little Elephant Pigeon has written a professional article for everyone, and has picked up two stars. This kind of lazy behavior means deep guilt. So today, finally, I am more literate (beating people but not humiliating). In the last issue, after hammering the three myths of Rolex hard, one fan commented that Rolex, as a watch brand with excellent quality, has always maintained innovation and Your original intention: Quality comes first. There is no denying that the Rolex is good, but blowing it too much is not advisable. The group is still very annoying on the bezel. Rolex has no history of black water ghosts today will be a few other Rolex myths blown into the sky, continue hammering! Myth 4: 904L steel is known to be supreme. The steel used in watches is the most commonly used 316L steel, while Rolex uses 904L steel. So what is 316L steel and what is 904L steel? Why use 316L instead of Rolex? 904L and 316L are both American names for steel models, which are the standard steel numbers of the ‘American Society for Testing and Material (ASTM)’. 904L, 316L material comparison According to the composition comparison chart, we can see that the amount of each metal element in these two types of steel is basically the same. However, the alloy content of 904L steel: nickel, chromium, molybdenum is 1.6 times higher than 316L steel, and 904L steel has more copper elements. Rockwell strength (HRB) of both steels is ≤95, so there is almost no difference in strength and hardness between the two steels. But because of the higher alloy content of 904L steel and the addition of a small amount of copper, 904L steel is much stronger in corrosion resistance and wear resistance than 316L. At the same time, it also causes the weight to be heavier than 316L and has a heavier feel under the same volume (fitting with the Rolex temperament). 904L steel 316 steel also has a name called medical steel, which is widely used in the food and medical industries. 316 steel is not easy to allergic to metal allergies. 904L refers to an ultra-low carbon super austenitic stainless steel, which is commonly used in high-tech, aerospace and chemical industries, and is also the main application material for petrochemical equipment reactors, sulfuric acid storage, seawater processors and other applications. 904L steel In general, 316L steel completely meets our daily needs, no one will throw the watch into sulfuric acid, right? Even when it comes to seawater, it is corrosive, and 316L steel is enough. And 316 is less sensitising. And 904L, as industrial steel, is just a little more resistant to corrosion. For the average consumer, there is little real value. Rolex deserves to be the master of marketing in the watch industry (the set of water ghosts and Lukindi is a model). I personally think that the main purpose of 904L steel is for marketing. As the mainstay of the Swiss watchmaking industry, Rolex has always sought to be different. Functionally, it’s on the shell. Myth 5: All In-house Rolex watches are all In-house (self-produced)? Sorry, absolutely impossible. Rolex official propaganda is ‘from the casting of gold alloys to the processing, grinding, assembly and decoration of movements, cases, dials and straps, all important parts of Rolex watches are fully designed and developed by Rolex.’ Rolex 3255 since Make a movement and play a word game. He said all the important parts, so what’s not important? The Swiss watch industry has always had a very clear division of labor. Until eta was monopolized, Switzerland had maintained a stable production line. The division of labor is clear for gem-making, glass, case, movement parts, and assembly. Although the status quo has changed, Rolex has also acquired its own movement factory (Aegler). However, artificial Jewels and sapphire crystals from Rolex movements are produced by professional Swiss manufacturers. In order to avoid being sprayed, blue niobium hairsprings, plus, Rolex is also the only Swiss watch brand that can mass-produce alloy hairsprings in addition to the Nivarox plant. Myth 6: Only the self-produced movement is going to die! Not only have used other people’s movements, but also provided movements for others! Baidu search results are directly from Baidu Rolex’s self-produced movements, which are basically the results. How many people have been deceived by this result, gosh. Around 1986, Rolex did not have its own stable chronograph movement, and did not want to use the eta7750. In the same period, Zenith already has its own El Primero and is extremely popular, stable and high-end. Zenith El Primero, so Rolex purchased Zenith and installed the movement on its own Daytona model. Replace half of the parts and reduce the frequency to 28800. It became the Rolex 4030 movement (it is a modified version of Zenith). Rolex 4030 movement Until around 2000, Rolex really had its own chronograph movement 4130. Rolex 4130 movement strictly speaking, 4030 does not belong to Rolex’s own movement, 4130 is. The Rolex 5055 quartz movement is also the Rolex quartz watch that we mentioned in the last issue of Rolex. Before Rolex 5055 movement. Omega launched the Beta22 movement, which produced up to 12,000 pieces. At that time, Rolex purchased 650 of them from Omega, so Rolex also used Omega movements. Omega BETA22 quartz movement Rolex and Omega have such a past, it is also rare. . . This is the end of this series of Rolex myths. Once again, Rolex’s strength is indeed eye-catching. Later, it will also explain Rolex’s innovative actions. Blow high and fall badly, don’t try to kill a brand. I hope that the fat friends who have finished watching have a deeper understanding of Rolex. Disclaimer: This article is an original work of the author and represents the author’s opinion only. Baby Elephant Talking Watch Expertise Sharing Dedicated to the Spread of Watches and Clocks Today Editor | Editor: Baby Elephant Talking Watch

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