Thanks Radek, this is really helpful.
I'm probably one of the biggest fans of VC's EP collection, and I have always preferred the EP version to any other ones... except probably in the case of the Patrominy Contemporaine Retrograde.
While I prefer the color and finish of the platinum dial, the fact that the writing on the Cortina is white gives that piece an overall softer look, and as much as I like the blue hands on the EP version, having grey hands gives the Cortina a more "monochrome" look. I do prefer however the strap of the EP (the platinum and silk stiching looks awesome IMO!)
So Radek, I'm with you on this one