Thus the grandfather of Werner Fochtmann, Franz Xaver Wachter, wrote in his family chronicle, describing the 150-year-old artifice of his ancestors, who were active in sacred goldsmithing. And then he went on:
"It is a great rarity that a craftsmanship, the processing of metals, the melting and forging of gold and silver, can be carried out in a family of fifteen generations, and the artisanal craftsmen From generation to generation is increasing to this day. "
The long tradition of the house Fochtmann as a family in the sixth generation extends to the Fugger time. Thancestore of Werner Fochtmann, Johann Georg Wachter, bought a house in Babenhausen in 1770 to work his craft and worked there as a self-employed Wagner. In 1803, he was appointed court supplier by Anselm Maria Fürst Fugger of Babenhausen.
The second son of the court supplier Johann Georg Wachter, Franz Xaver, went to Kempten to become a goldsmith, because it was in the interest of the art-loving supporter to have a hand-crafted gilded gilded in Babenhausen..
In 1811, Franz Xaver was given a personnel certificate in Kempten by the Royal Bavarian General Commissariat of the Illerkreises for a "Personnel Recognition of a Gulden."
In the same year, he founded a goldsmith's shop in the parental house in Babenhausen, and made sacred goldsmithing.
This business was continued by the next three generations. In 1892 Franz Xaver Wachter, one of four grandees and grandfather of Werner Fochtmann, was born.
He completed his apprenticeship at Babenhausen in the parental company and was taken to the goldsmith's school in Berlin at the age of eighteen. After the First World War, he went to Behrens in Hanau, where he gave his Master's degree in goldsmith and silversmith crafts. Later he married with his wife a jewelery making. There he could not quite live out his passion for goldsmithing, and yet inspired the son of his daughter, his Enkelsohn Werner Fochtmann, to complete his vision.
It was a creative impetus that Werner Fochtmann, born and raised in Hanau in 1957, moved at a young age to become a goldsmith and silversmith. He began a journeyman's apprenticeship in Hanau, and during this time attended the state drawing academy there.
The profound conversation with his great father Franz Xaver,to whom he had a very close relationship, and who already inspired him with his drawings when he was still a little boy. As a teenager Werner Fochtmann was already working in the workshop of his grandfather with a wide range of materials.
Up to his Abitur, Werner Fochtmann was very successful in the performance sport of the Hanauer Rudergesellschaft 1879 e.V. As a rowing champion, he won gold in the eighth place in the 1974 World Junior Championship and 1975 gold in the second.
During this time as a rower he learned: Success comes only through community in an enthusiastic team, which always remains open and flexible.
Werner Fochtmann follows his vocation as a goldsmith. Greatly influenced by his zodiac sign Aries, whose element is fire, he goes to the whole in the jewelry art and is totally with the matter.
For his grandfather, Franz Xaver, his position as a location was always of paramount importance. Werner Fochtmann has absorbed the world of his grandfather inquisitively for all these years. Now this world is alive for him. In 1981, he opened his first jeweler's shop and goldsmith's workshop in Munich and built it with enthusiastic success and unrivaled strength.
The Aries head becomes an unmistakable trademark of Werner Fochtmann's jewelery creations. In 1989 he celebrated the opening of the present headquarters in the Maximilianstraße. Now, for the first time, he realizes that he has met the vision of his grandfather and accepted a levy.