Geneva, July 30, 1730 - Geneva, February 13, 1799
Abraham Amalric is the son of Jean-Abraham Amalric (1697-1768), from Morges (canton of Vaud), Regent of Writing, and Antoinette Combe (1698-1768).
A native of Geneva, he was received Bourgeois on July 6, 1770.
Abraham Amalric married Renée-Philippine Gandoz (or Gando; 1733-1799); the couple had eleven children, nine of whom reached adulthood :
· Ami (1756-1800), watchmaker; dies in Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany).
· Antoinette-Jeanne (1757-?), who marries Jean Gros (?-?), maker of watch-cases; dies in Spain.
· Jean-Louis (1760-1837), watchmaker and tobacco merchant.
· David (1761-?); dies in Genoa (Liguria, Italy).
· Judith (1765-1843), who marries Paul-Jean Dunant (1760-?), watchmaker.
· David (1767-1827); watch merchant.
· Etiennette (1769-1838).
· Marie-Jacqueline (1772-1851).
· Louise-Isaline (1777-1852).
Abraham Amalric is a master watchmaker and watch and jewellery merchant. In 1767, he apprenticed Jules-Louis-Aimé Audéoud, son of André Audéoud.
Abraham Amalric is, between 1775 and 1784, associated with the Wiss brothers, Pierre-Isaac Wiss and Jacob Wiss. He then worked with two of his sons, Jean-Louis and David under the name “Amalric Père & Fils”. He died at the age of 68.
One of Abraham’s brothers, Pierre-Benjamin Amalric (1732-1796), was a watchmaker (died in Marseille, France), as was his son Jean-Abraham Amalric (1759-1842).
The production of these watchmakers was typical of that of their competitors in the Genevan fabrique at the time: simple watches, watches with quarter-repeater, watches of fantasy, mainly in gold and enamel.