We have the Oscars awards for the cinematic achievements.. We have the Nobel prizes for academic, cultural and/or scientific advances...
What about watches and horological achievement.. Do have a well recognized grand prix or something for watches?
Here are some awards I find from the web:
1. Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève - GPHG Prize list 2014
2. Red Dot Design Award http://red-dot.de/pd/online-exhibition/?lang=en&c=180&a=0&y=2015&i=0&oes=
3. AHCI Young Talent Competition AHCI | Young Talent Competition
Did I miss out any awards?
Do you care about these awards? Or they are part of the marketing stuffs?