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Luxury Watch Spotlight: A. Lange and Sohne

New York Loan Company, a high-end collateral lender (pawnbroker), specializes in luxury watches and jewelry, specifically signed pieces from companies like A. Lange & Söhne – which is recognized as one of the prestigious luxury watchmakers in the world.

A. Lange & Söhne was founded in 1945 by Ferdinand Adolph Lange, a young entrepreneur who wanted to craft fine watches in Saxony, Germany. He ended up creating a very successful precision watchmaking business that produced pocket-watches that were highly coveted, even in the early days of the company. Lange developed new tools, instruments, design concepts and methods to be used by horologists to improve precision and rake of accuracy that are still widely used today. Jumping seconds, quarter repeater, and a chronograph mechanism are some noted examples.

Like New York Loan Company and Beverly Loan Company, A. Lange & Söhne is a family business, passed down from generation to generation. When his son and grandsons joined the business, they changed the company name from A. Lange to A. Lange & Söhne, (literally A. Lange & Sons), and continued to impress collectors and the industry as a whole. For 100 years the company prospered until 1948 when the post-war soviet administration commandeered their property and the company folded. After the Berlin Wall fell, followed by the East German government, Walter Lange restored the company with the help of Swiss watchmakers, IWC and Jeager le Coultre, and produced their first line of watches in 1994.

A. Lange & Söhne currently has 5 lines of watches: The Zeitwerk, Richard Lange, 1815, Saxonia and their most popular model: the Lange 1. With the exception only a few special edition watches A. Lange & Söhne watches are made from yellow gold, rose gold, white gold or platinum and either with mechanical or automatic movements. The company is also known for its complications such as the moon-phase, second time zone, perpetual calendar, and split-second chronograph.

These complicated movements encased in beautiful and functional casing has brought the Lange from exile to one of the most sought after and respected watchmaking companies today. New York Loan Company, another business that is a leader in their industry and has a stellar reputation – purchases, sells and makes pawn loans against A. Lange & Söhne watches, from the basic Saxonia Thin to the Lange 1 Tourbillion.

If would like to inquire about a bridge loan against an A. Lange & Söhne, or other luxury watch, please contact New York Loan at 212-997-5626 or info@newyorkloan.com.